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1 windsagio  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:45:13pm

Is that a dog on the side there?

2 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:45:41pm

It looks like my calendar!

By the way, I’m almost accustomed to the lack of horizontal lines on it now.

3 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:48:14pm

re: #2 wrenchwench

It looks like my calendar!

By the way, I’m almost accustomed to the lack of horizontal lines on it now.

You mean, no horizontal lines in the calendar part, dividing the days?

4 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:48:18pm

Harry Reid Supporters Threaten Violence Against Breitbart at Tea Party Protest

Supporters of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid staged a counter-protest today in Searchlight, Nevada, the Senator’s hometown. Reid supporters gathered just down the road from the launching point of the Tea Party Express tour, and when Breitbart happened upon them, he was met with threats of violence. At least one protester threw an egg at Brietbart, missing him. Eggs were also thrown at the Tea Party Express bus.

To add insult to insult, Reid supporters called the police to report that Breitbart had provoked an incident.

5 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:50:16pm

re: #3 Charles

You mean, no horizontal lines in the calendar part, dividing the days?

Yes. Or dividing the weeks, more like. Is mine defective? Was it supposed to have horizontal lines?

6 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:51:04pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Harry Reid Supporters Threaten Violence Against Breitbart at Tea Party Protest

Like I said, if I lived in Searchlight, I would have gone camping this weekend. Where’s the link from?

7 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:51:30pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

Yes. Or dividing the weeks, more like. Is mine defective? Was it supposed to have horizontal lines?

Oh - I just checked it again and that’s how it’s supposed to be. That’s the design of the ‘modern’ template.

8 researchok  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:52:08pm

Center of pic reminds me of leprechaun wearing a beret.

Man, I’ve seen too many Rorschach cards….

9 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:53:10pm

re: #7 Charles

Oh - I just checked it again and that’s how it’s supposed to be. That’s the design of the ‘modern’ template.

Ah. I guess I’m old fashioned.

If it weren’t for old fashioned, I’d have no fashion at all.

10 bratwurst  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:54:22pm

I always wondered where Vapo-Rub comes from!

11 austin_blue  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:54:34pm

Fuzzy!

12 researchok  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:55:00pm

re: #10 bratwurst

I always wondered where Vapo-Rub comes from!

Exxon Mobil….

13 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:56:40pm

re: #1 windsagio

Is that a dog on the side there?

no, bigfoot.

14 sattv4u2  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:57:14pm

Vick’s Plant

By the headline I thought this was going to be a thread about a certain Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks pot!!!
/

15 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:57:27pm

re: #8 researchok

Center of pic reminds me of leprechaun wearing a beret.

Man, I’ve seen too many Rorschach cards…

they are becoming more militant every day…

16 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:57:54pm

re: #6 SanFranciscoZionist

It’s from Founding Bloggers. It’s probably nothing but conservative victimhood syndrome. Considering it was the lefties who called the police it was probably Breitbart making trouble. He’s pretty excitable.

17 researchok  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:58:22pm

re: #15 brookly red

they are becoming more militant every day…

Leprechauns gone wild is next, I’ll bet.

18 simoom  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:58:45pm

This is a few months old, but if anyone hasn’t seen it, seeing someone do so many things at once that each require their own separate degree of focus/concentration is pretty impressive.

Title: balancing 15 books on my head, reciting pi to the 100th digit, and solving a rubik’s cube

19 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:58:47pm

re: #12 researchok

Exxon Mobil…

Valdez spill anniversary was on March 24, so kind of fitting.

20 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 2:59:19pm

re: #17 researchok

Leprechauns gone wild is next, I’ll bet.

so ye want me gold heh? ca-chick…

21 researchok  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:00:08pm

re: #20 brookly red

so ye want me gold heh? ca-chick…

Let’ see, gold or your hat….

Gold or hat….

OK, I’ll go with the gold.

22 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:00:22pm

re: #18 simoom

This is a few months old, but if anyone hasn’t seen it, seeing someone do so many things at once that each require their own separate degree of focus/concentration is pretty impressive.

Title: balancing 15 books on my head, reciting pi to the 100th digit, and solving a rubik’s cube

[Video]

SpaceJesus said he was working on a proposal video for her.

23 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:00:24pm

Big Journalism headline: Harry Reid Supporters Attack Tea Party Bus!… Update: Breitbart Attacked!

24 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:01:05pm

re: #21 researchok

Let’ see, gold or your hat…

Gold or hat…

OK, I’ll go with the gold.

well say hello to me wee friend…

25 researchok  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:01:48pm

re: #24 brookly red

well say hello to me wee friend…

I’m not touching that

26 Jadespring  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:01:58pm

re: #23 Killgore Trout

Big Journalism headline: Harry Reid Supporters Attack Tea Party Bus!… Update: Breitbart Attacked!

Damn Eggies!

27 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:02:56pm

re: #25 researchok

I’m not touching that

scareface 2, the Leprechaun posse.

28 Sol Berdinowitz  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:03:10pm

These people were just excercising thier constitutional right to bear eggs.

29 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:06:21pm

re: #28 ralphieboy

These people were just excercising thier constitutional right to bear eggs.

Weiner has the flour, breitbart has the eggs. If they get together they could make Breitbart’s Weiner Cake.

30 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:07:20pm

re: #29 RogueOne

Weiner has the flour, breitbart has the eggs. If they get together they could make Breitbart’s ( World Nut Daily ) Weiner Cake.

31 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:07:49pm

I love opal.

32 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:08:02pm

re: #29 RogueOne

Weiner has the flour, breitbart has the eggs. If they get together they could make Breitbart’s Weiner Cake.

I think that’s called a pig in a blanket…

33 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:08:51pm

re: #31 Walter L. Newton

I love opal.

Fire opal from down under is the most beautiful in the world..

34 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:10:05pm

re: #33 HoosierHoops

Fire opal from down under is the most beautiful in the world..

/are we talking piercings ?

35 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:15:33pm

re: #34 brookly red

/are we talking piercings ?

Very expensive precious stones…I have some real sun stones..Got them from my mom…Really rare precious stones..I guess there is only one place on Earth you can find them…They look like pink diamonds and polish perfectly clear as a rare gem.. My kids will get them or I’ll end up doing a wild week in Vegas..Shit is worth some money.
*wink*

36 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:17:13pm

re: #33 HoosierHoops

Fire opal from down under is the most beautiful in the world..

Confusion of terms. Fire opal is the solid colored orange/reddish translucent opal that comes from Mexico. It has no flash or play of color, is is simply a amber-looking stone.

Fire is the generic term for the play of multiple colors in a piece of opal, whether the opal be black, white, crystal or matrix.

Broad flash is when the colors look like it was painted on in swatches. Pin fire is when the multiple colors are like little pinpoints of lights, speckled, tight pricks of color.

Boulder opal is when you have mineraloid opal material that has seeped into crack and fissures of boulder material like ironstone or rhyolite.

There is no such thing as fire opal from Au. Just a quick primer on opal.

I cut and polish opal. I was just looking over a parcel of opal that I haven’t gotten to, since I had to sell my cutting and polishing machines a few years ago cause I needed money.

I love opal.

37 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:18:13pm

re: #35 HoosierHoops

Very expensive precious stones…I have some real sun stones..Got them from my mom…Really rare precious stones..I guess there is only one place on Earth you can find them…They look like pink diamonds and polish perfectly clear as a rare gem.. My kids will get them or I’ll end up doing a wild week in Vegas..Shit is worth some money.
*wink*

Oregon.

38 sattv4u2  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:20:56pm

re: #37 Walter L. Newton

Oregon.

Oragami!

39 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:21:45pm

re: #38 sattv4u2

Oragami!

oregano

40 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:22:13pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

Confusion of terms. Fire opal is the solid colored orange/reddish translucent opal that comes from Mexico. It has no flash or play of color, is is simply a amber-looking stone.

Fire is the generic term for the play of multiple colors in a piece of opal, whether the opal be black, white, crystal or matrix.

Broad flash is when the colors look like it was painted on in swatches. Pin fire is when the multiple colors are like little pinpoints of lights, speckled, tight pricks of color.

Boulder opal is when you have mineraloid opal material that has seeped into crack and fissures of boulder material like ironstone or rhyolite.

There is no such thing as fire opal from Au. Just a quick primer on opal.

I cut and polish opal. I was just looking over a parcel of opal that I haven’t gotten to, since I had to sell my cutting and polishing machines a few years ago cause I needed money.

I love opal.

I love Opal..I collect gems..
So you are telling me my late friend Danny B. Who took a trip to Australia and returned with Fire Opals was just full of shit? Or he got ripped off…
I saw the fire opals from down under with my eyes..
Weird

41 sattv4u2  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:22:14pm

re: #39 brookly red

oregano


oreos

42 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:22:20pm

re: #9 wrenchwench

Ah. I guess I’m old fashioned.

If it weren’t for old fashioned, I’d have no fashion at all.

I dunno - I like not having the lines.
I feel so free - to write whatever I want, wherever I want.

43 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:24:30pm

re: #37 Walter L. Newton

Oregon.

Milton-Freewater, OR.

44 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:24:32pm

Kansas State trying to make a game of it, damnit

45 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:25:09pm

re: #44 RogueOne

Kansas State trying to make a game of it, damnit

Game on!

46 sattv4u2  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:25:32pm

K ,, grills ready

Time to go throw an animal carcass on it

BBL

47 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:25:58pm

Today in history…, in 1989, Russian voters were able to cast ballots in a free election with a choice of parties. Communists were roundly defeated.

48 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:26:36pm

re: #36 Walter L. Newton

We have a big stash of Brazilian Opal. A harder variety… Ever seen it?

49 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:27:41pm

re: #40 HoosierHoops

I love Opal..I collect gems..
So you are telling me my late friend Danny B. Who took a trip to Australia and returned with Fire Opals was just full of shit? Or he got ripped off…
I saw the fire opals from down under with my eyes..
Weird

Like I said… the term “fire opal” is a type of opal… “Fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm body colors yellow, orange, orange-yellow or red and they do not usually show any play-of-color, although occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source of fire opals is the state of Querétaro in Mexico and these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals.”

Opal WITH fire in them commonly refers to most of the opal that has a play of multiple colors in it. There is one mine in Australia which has the name “Desert Fire Opal” but that is the name of the mine, not the type of opal that comes out of it. That mine is in Coober Pedy and all the opal in that region is mainly white opals (white base with multiple colors) or crystal opal (opal that has started to crystalize so it looks a bit like white glass with multiple colors in it).

I never said what your friend has is not valuable, I am just trying to clear up a very common confusion in terms when it comes to opals. Why in heaven’s name would I want to lie to or tell you something that is not true.

50 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:28:56pm

re: #49 Walter L. Newton

Like I said… the term “fire opal” is a type of opal… “Fire opals are transparent to translucent opals with warm body colors yellow, orange, orange-yellow or red and they do not usually show any play-of-color, although occasionally a stone will exhibit bright green flashes. The most famous source of fire opals is the state of Querétaro in Mexico and these opals are commonly called Mexican fire opals.”

Opal WITH fire in them commonly refers to most of the opal that has a play of multiple colors in it. There is one mine in Australia which has the name “Desert Fire Opal” but that is the name of the mine, not the type of opal that comes out of it. That mine is in Coober Pedy and all the opal in that region is mainly white opals (white base with multiple colors) or crystal opal (opal that has started to crystalize so it looks a bit like white glass with multiple colors in it).

I never said what your friend has is not valuable, I am just trying to clear up a very common confusion in terms when it comes to opals. Why in heaven’s name would I want to lie to or tell you something that is not true.

Thanks..I read that again..I learn a lot here..

51 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:30:35pm

re: #48 Rightwingconspirator

We have a big stash of Brazilian Opal. A harder variety… Ever seen it?

Of course… and referencing my discussion in terms, the second picture at the bottom would be a “broad flash” color scheme, the colors appear to be painted on in strokes…

I have a lot of both worked and rough opal here. As soon as I can put a few bucks aside, I am going to reinvest in some lapidary tools. I need at least a small rock saw and a grinding station. I like flat grinders, but wheels will do too.

52 Bubblehead II  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:30:42pm

Just a quick drive by before I head off to work (swing shift sucks) and sorry if it has been posted in an earlier thread.

Obama to make recess appointments to 15 administration posts

The wing nut heads are already exploding.

“eagleflier More lawlessness by Obama, first the healthcare bill the majority of Americans were against. No poll ever showed a majority was for it. Only 1030 days left of Hussein Obama and only 6 months left until Obama is a lame duck president.”

I expect it to get worse.

BTW, did I mention that swing shifts suck?

L8R Lizards

53 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:32:21pm

re: #48 Rightwingconspirator

We have a big stash of Brazilian Opal. A harder variety… Ever seen it?

OK, I want that 60 ct. heart shaped diamond, please.

54 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:33:51pm

re: #51 Walter L. Newton

Nice. I am familiar with Diamond Pacific, we have some of their wet grinders at work. I really like their equipment. Lots of second hand gear out there.

55 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:36:49pm

re: #54 Rightwingconspirator

Nice. I am familiar with Diamond Pacific, we have some of their wet grinders at work. I really like their equipment. Lots of second hand gear out there.

wet grinders, that sounds funny…

56 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:37:58pm

re: #53 Stanley Sea

That stone did sell, but to a dealer or collector who has it put away. Finest stone I ever got in the same room with. It should be a named stone at a museum. One of the largest flawless diamonds in the world. I expect I’ll never get to a finer diamond.

57 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:38:37pm

Wow, turned into a great game

58 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:41:26pm

That’s some pretty sloppy shit there Kansas.

59 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:41:40pm

Listen to the crowd! Coming home for the Final 4!

60 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:42:18pm

and Kansas scores the last points for Butler! Ha-Ha!

61 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:43:02pm

re: #54 Rightwingconspirator

Nice. I am familiar with Diamond Pacific, we have some of their wet grinders at work. I really like their equipment. Lots of second hand gear out there.

I was looking at a small table top set up (5 inch saw, and the top turns into a flat grinder)… use… Inland… wanted 365 for it, no pads, but about 10 diamond saws.

I just don’t have that right now. But that’s the type of unit that would work best for me right now, since I am mainly interested in working opals and turquoise (have a ton of rough turquoise) and just some small slab work.

62 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:43:23pm

Since the new LGF Cookbook is about to make its debut, I’ve come up with an idea for a companion volume.

The LGF Book of Snarky Cocktails.

I already created one on the last thread. Lizards are hereby invited to send their contributions to Reine (with your permission, of course, My Queen!). They can be anything at all, named after anyone at all, but must contain a healthy dash of ridicule to be considered for publication.

Perhaps we can even persuade the estimable Jaunte to donate his creative talents for another cover.

Here’s something to get you started. (Warning: don’t have too many of these at one go, or you could find yourself suddenly unable to hold up your end of a debate. Or even get it up to begin with.)

So, without further ado, I present:

The Defenseman

Two measures of milksop juice.
Three measures of hundred-proof, distilled cowardice.
Shaking and quaking, no stirring, please.
Top with a dash of of Amaretto, for that hint of cyanide, and garnish with a small, wrinkled cocktail pickle.

Note: Best served with flaccid little wieners and French mustard.

63 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:43:56pm

re: #57 RogueOne

Wow, turned into a great game

OMG..I’m going to the final 4…Did you see who is playing downtown all weekend..Everybody! and it’s all free..Monster music free for 2 solid days!
Butler!

64 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:44:13pm

re: #61 Walter L. Newton

I sent you a note. Stuff turns up in my area. The website is amazing, very helpful folks.

65 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:44:33pm

re: #50 HoosierHoops

Thanks..I read that again..I learn a lot here..

Here… something not written by me…

“‘Fire Opal’ - Many people ask us about ‘fire opal’ so I thought I’d include this one. Fire opal is a term not commonly used within Australia but is quite common amongst Americans. Technically, the only type of opal known as ‘fire opal’ is Mexican Fire Opal, mined in Mexico, which usually has a distinct orange colouring. However, the term has been used to describe any Australian kinds of opal (normally a black opal shows it best) which displays a significant amount of red colouring. Red of course is the rarest colour, so these are quite valuable. “

[Link: www.opalsdownunder.com.au…]

66 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:44:51pm

re: #64 Rightwingconspirator

I sent you a note. Stuff turns up in my area. The website is amazing, very helpful folks.

Thanks.

67 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:44:56pm

re: #62 Cato the Elder

Since the new LGF Cookbook is about to make its debut, I’ve come up with an idea for a companion volume.

The LGF Book of Snarky Cocktails.

I already created one on the last thread. Lizards are hereby invited to send their contributions to Reine (with your permission, of course, My Queen!). They can be anything at all, named after anyone at all, but must contain a healthy dash of ridicule to be considered for publication.

Perhaps we can even persuade the estimable Jaunte to donate his creative talents for another cover.

Here’s something to get you started. (Warning: don’t have too many of these at one go, or you could find yourself suddenly unable to hold up your end of a debate. Or even get it up to begin with.)

So, without further ado, I present:

don’t quit yer day job…

68 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:45:28pm

re: #62 Cato the Elder

If you don’t have any French mustard, Grey Poop will do.

This drink is often served at Hoops games.

69 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:46:47pm

re: #63 HoosierHoops

OMG..I’m going to the final 4…Did you see who is playing downtown all weekend..Everybody! and it’s all free..Monster music free for 2 solid days!
Butler!

Going to be a good time. I’ll be there at least a couple of the nights.

70 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:47:24pm

re: #67 brookly red

don’t quit yer day job…

Sadly, right now I don’t have one. Perhaps you’d care to buy me a drink, or spare me a dime?

71 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:48:19pm

The next episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is up on Hulu for those who are interested.

72 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:49:17pm

re: #70 Cato the Elder

Sadly, right now I don’t have one. Perhaps you’d care to buy me a drink, or spare me a dime?

as it is neither do I, but I did buy gold so what will you be having? perhaps a Phillips Screwdriver? :)

73 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:51:26pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

The next episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is up on Hulu for those who are interested.

/food reveloution? uh-oh… I knew all those chickens were not gonna take it forever.

74 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:51:35pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

The next episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is up on Hulu for those who are interested.

Haven’t seen it. I’m assuming that—since you posted it—you like the program.

Worth my time? It seems a little preachy…

75 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:52:55pm

re: #72 brookly red

as it is neither do I, but I did buy gold so what will you be having? perhaps a Phillips Screwdriver? :)

How about a Torx™? It’s more postmodern and high-tech, and as of now there’s no cheap rail version.

76 RogueOne  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:53:05pm

re: #74 soap_man

Haven’t seen it. I’m assuming that—since you posted it—you like the program.

Worth my time? It seems a little preachy…

My wife watched it, she likes it. I didn’t make it 6 mins.

77 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:53:52pm

re: #76 RogueOne

My wife watched it, she likes it. I didn’t make it 6 mins.

Not your best confession ever…

78 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:54:03pm

re: #75 Cato the Elder

How about a Torx™? It’s more postmodern and high-tech, and as of now there’s no cheap rail version.

well just order it and see what they can make it. cheers!

79 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:54:09pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

BTW, did you see this research on tomatoes?

The quality of the tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light

80 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:54:13pm

re: #74 soap_man

It seems a little preachy…


It is a little preachy, no doubt about it. I think his message is very important, and it is an entertaining program.

81 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:56:03pm

Butler won
The State of Indiana just exploded in joy..I think more so than when the Colts just went to the SuperBowl a few months ago. ( Every body figured Peyton would go the the SB)
But Butler..An Indy School playing in Indy in the Final 4? This story is like the movie the Hoosiers..Which BTW.. The final game was played at Butler in the movie..I think..I dunno..I’m not really a Hoosier..Somebody told me that..
So..I’ll have to do the links..The Final 4 is at Indy this weekend and everybody that is anybody in music is playing free..15 minutes away..
Everybody is hanging out all weekend checking out the bands.. I’m going to the goo goo dolls and who knows who else..
Indy is in the middle of the sports universe this weekend..And I’ll be there..
I’ll live blog on the Blackberry! I’m really excited…This will be fun lizards..I’ll take pics!

82 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:56:18pm

re: #79 freetoken

BTW, did you see this research on tomatoes?

The quality of the tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light

Interesting. I didn’t know that. There are so many “old wives tales” in gardening it’s nice to see someone did some science.

83 MandyManners  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:56:29pm

re: #76 RogueOne

My wife watched it, she likes it. I didn’t make it 6 mins.

In bed?

84 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:57:10pm

re: #62 Cato the Elder

Since the new LGF Cookbook is about to make its debut, I’ve come up with an idea for a companion volume.

The LGF Book of Snarky Cocktails.

I already created one on the last thread. Lizards are hereby invited to send their contributions to Reine (with your permission, of course, My Queen!). They can be anything at all, named after anyone at all, but must contain a healthy dash of ridicule to be considered for publication.

Perhaps we can even persuade the estimable Jaunte to donate his creative talents for another cover.

Here’s something to get you started. (Warning: don’t have too many of these at one go, or you could find yourself suddenly unable to hold up your end of a debate. Or even get it up to begin with.)

So, without further ado, I present:

OMG.
We could have used this for the ROFLMAO section in the cookbook.

Jaunte’s talents have been used and abused, I’m afraid. Once this book is out we will all owe him a huge THANK YOU!

85 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:57:46pm

re: #79 freetoken

BTW, did you see this research on tomatoes?

The quality of the tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light

vergognoso! esca del mio ristorante! ;)

86 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:57:54pm

re: #40 HoosierHoops

Collecting gemstones as a hobby sounds like a lot of fun. But investing substantial sums in precious stones is a mug’s game. These investments are speculative, and anyone who does so without reliable expert advice is taking a huge risk and is IMO just begging to be fleeced.

87 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:58:05pm

re: #80 Killgore Trout

The “food pyramid” correlates well with the business interests and political arrangements in this country. Coincidence?

88 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:58:36pm

re: #84 reine.de.tout

Jaunte’s talents have been used and abused, I’m afraid. Once this book is out we will all owe him a huge THANK YOU!


Indeed. I talked to him this morning and he said he did something like 14 illustrations for the book. That’s amazing.

89 MandyManners  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:59:04pm

My pork ribs are done.

90 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 3:59:18pm

re: #83 MandyManners

In bed?

911? Hello, yes… I would like to report a mugging…

91 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:00:14pm

re: #89 MandyManners

My pork ribs are done.

Jealous! Here I am making a cheap frozen pizza like some kind of lazy bachelor. (Which I am.)

:)

92 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:00:38pm

re: #87 freetoken

The “food pyramid” correlates well with the business interests and political arrangements in this country. Coincidence?

I don’t see pork listed at all?

93 jaunte  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:00:53pm

re: #84 reine.de.tout

It is truly recreational to do those lizard drawings. I just wish my paying job would allow me to produce them faster. I’m up for a cocktail book when we get the cookbook out on sale.

94 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:02:16pm

re: #87 freetoken

The “food pyramid” correlates well with the business interests and political arrangements in this country. Coincidence?

My personal food pyramid is 60 percent bacon.

95 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:03:10pm

re: #94 soap_man

My personal food pyramid is 60 percent bacon.

what district do you represent?

96 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:04:04pm

re: #89 MandyManners

My pork ribs are done.

Mmmm…baby back ribs?

97 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:04:10pm

re: #88 Killgore Trout

Indeed. I talked to him this morning and he said he did something like 14 illustrations for the book. That’s amazing.

He wanted this book to be better than the last.
Plus we had a person drop out who was doing the collating and design of things in the proper format to be uploaded to LULU.com, and Jaunte took on that portion, also, as he had access to the right software and someone who knew how to use it.

The heavy lifting has fallen on his shoulders entirely.

98 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:04:24pm

re: #93 jaunte

It is truly recreational to do those lizard drawings. I just wish my paying job would allow me to produce them faster. I’m up for a cocktail book when we get the cookbook out on sale.

My cocktail book would have about 4 pages.

99 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:04:53pm

re: #93 jaunte

It is truly recreational to do those lizard drawings. I just wish my paying job would allow me to produce them faster. I’m up for a cocktail book when we get the cookbook out on sale.

Are you serious?

I’m in, in my usual role of course, if you are!
Wow.

100 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:05:14pm

re: #95 brookly red

what district do you represent?

I live a few miles from an Oscar Meyer factory. I run on a pro-bacon, pro-hot dog platform.

101 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:05:24pm

re: #89 MandyManners

My pork ribs are done.

in bed?

102 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:06:05pm

re: #87 freetoken

The “food pyramid” correlates well with the business interests and political arrangements in this country. Coincidence?

I actually do notice a political angle on this. Lizards, for the most part, aren’t really into the Jaimie Oliver program but it’s very popular with Dkos, HUffpo and left wing blogs. Reason Magazine is producing articles and videos talking about what a douche Oliver is and that McDonald’s is really great. Malkin has written that the school lunch program by Mrs Obama is a leftist plot to empower the unions (not kidding). Zombie wrote an article for PJM attacking school garden programs.
Tonight is one of the Earth Hour events and winguts are advocating turning on all their lights and appliances in protest. Just like conservatives abandoned the environment because they think it’s only for lefties, they’re also going to fight against healthy eating and obesity campaign just out of spite. Republicans were forced to campaign against their own Healthcare reform ideas, simply because Obama endorsed them. It’s amazing how conservatives are so willing to campaign against their own interests.

103 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:06:15pm

re: #100 soap_man

I live a few miles from an Oscar Meyer factory. I run on a pro-bacon, pro-hot dog platform.

isn’t that a conflict of interests?

104 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:06:22pm

All this food talk has gotten my hungry. D_L scored some scallops at Costco. Hmmm.

105 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:07:34pm

re: #104 Rightwingconspirator

All this food talk has gotten my hungry. D_L scored some scallops at Costco. Hmmm.

the ones frozen in scampi sauce?

106 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:07:58pm

re: #102 Killgore Trout

Oliver has some real talent. I like him.

107 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:08:12pm

re: #102 Killgore Trout

QUITE concur. (DF tm)

108 soap_man  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:08:29pm

re: #103 brookly red

isn’t that a conflict of interests?

Just trying to represent the district, my man. They provide valuable jobs, and even more valuable meat products.

109 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:08:39pm

re: #105 brookly red

No, plain frozen.

110 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:09:35pm

re: #86 Spare O’Lake

Collecting gemstones as a hobby sounds like a lot of fun. But investing substantial sums in precious stones is a mug’s game. These investments are speculative, and anyone who does so without reliable expert advice is taking a huge risk and is IMO just begging to be fleeced.

I don’t know crap about jewels.. When my mom passed I inherited a shit load of gems.. My kids will get them..Well unless I get addicted to crack and move to Vegas..But I think the kids will split them.. I promise they will..
Well unless it’s really really good crack..
*wink*

111 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:09:36pm

re: #109 Rightwingconspirator

No, plain frozen.

scallops are righteous… what you gonna do with em?

112 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:10:04pm

re: #102 Killgore Trout

Reason Magazine is producing articles …

Never was a magazine so inappropriately named. If they were honest they’d call it Pretense Magazine.

“Spite” has become the right-wing’s middle name.

113 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:10:46pm

re: #111 brookly red

Probably cook a couple in olive oil & garlic, with a couple shrimp. Put it on pasta.

114 webevintage  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:10:55pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Harry Reid Supporters Threaten Violence Against Breitbart at Tea Party Protest

Is it on YouTube yet?

115 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:11:31pm

re: #113 Rightwingconspirator

Probably cook a couple in olive oil & garlic, with a couple shrimp. Put it on pasta.

Add heavy cream. Let it reduce. Add parm cheese. Put over pasta.

116 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:11:42pm

re: #113 Rightwingconspirator

Probably cook a couple in olive oil & garlic, with a couple shrimp. Put it on pasta.

nice… linguine of course?

117 Silvergirl  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:12:04pm

re: #18 simoom

This is a few months old, but if anyone hasn’t seen it, seeing someone do so many things at once that each require their own separate degree of focus/concentration is pretty impressive.

Title: balancing 15 books on my head, reciting pi to the 100th digit, and solving a rubik’s cube

[Video]

How about this guy?

The original multi-tasker.

“Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.”

118 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:12:05pm

re: #86 Spare O’Lake

Agreed. It’s about beauty not investing.

119 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:12:19pm

Good afternoon. I guess the Arab League really doesn’t understand free speech. I listened to Abbas on cspan at the summit. Oops. It’s all Isreals fault and by the way a 2 state solution must have a continguous border for the Palis. I would assume this means that the west bank and gaza must be connected. Doesn’t that split Israel? I really thought our pols could throw bs. They need to take lessons from Abbas.

120 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:12:35pm

Clearly a zionist/bilderberger plot:

Brazil to shelve probe of Central Bank president

First (and second) comment:

Before the Rothschild’s, Shiffs and Warburg’s took control of the US dollar in 1913, the US manufactured more than the next three advanced economies combined (i.e. France, Britain and Germany). Since then, they have been able to stop the US growth by pushing it into a War or a financial crisis every decade. As long as they keep you scared of one buggy man after another, you will give up one right after another and pay your taxes without a murmur.

How do they get away with it?

They first took over control of the media (ref. “Who Rule America” on natall , but don’t join). With the mass media in the hand of Zionist Jews, they went after the whistleblowers. They did this by labeling every independent thinker as conspiracy theorists. Even Ron Paul, the brightest and most patriotic man in congress, cannot speak the truth without FOX calling him a flake to discredit the truth he speaks.

Luap Nor!

BUY GOLD!!

121 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:12:36pm

re: #116 brookly red

Yes, and some chardonnay. A nice Saturday night in.

122 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:13:39pm

re: #94 soap_man

My personal food pyramid is 60 percent bacon.

I prefer liquid meat, unless I can get troll.

Campbell’s Beef Consommé, in cans, stuck in the freezer until half-solid and then spooned out with a dash of lemon juice and a healthy sprinkling of crushed red chile pepper from McCormick’s, Baltimore’s storied spice company.

But then, I’m a bachelor, and Haku refuses to wash the greasy bacon skillets, no matter how much I share with him. Always giving me the “no thumbs” excuse, as if the lack of opposable digits ever stopped him from doing whatever he wants.

123 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:14:32pm

re: #122 Cato the Elder
Hahaha! I like the no thumbs excuse.

124 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:15:11pm

re: #121 Rightwingconspirator

Yes, and some chardonnay. A nice Saturday night in.

enjoy… I know a few line chef tricks for scallops :) another time.

125 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:15:51pm

re: #122 Cato the Elder

I prefer liquid meat, unless I can get troll.

Campbell’s Beef Consommé, in cans, stuck in the freezer until half-solid and then spooned out with a dash of lemon juice and a healthy sprinkling of crushed red chile pepper from McCormick’s, Baltimore’s storied spice company.

But then, I’m a bachelor, and Haku refuses to wash the greasy bacon skillets, no matter how much I share with him. Always giving me the “no thumbs” excuse, as if the lack of opposable digits ever stopped him from doing whatever he wants.

Oh, ICK!
You really eat that way?
ICK, ICK and DOUBLE ICK.
In caps for emphasis.
You need both volumes of the cookbook in the worst possible way.

126 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:15:56pm

re: #114 webevintage

I haven’t checked. I’m running out of daylight so I’ve been working in the garden most of the afternoon. We’re in for a week of rain so I’m getting things done while I can.

127 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:16:24pm

re: #122 Cato the Elder

I prefer liquid meat, unless I can get troll.

Campbell’s Beef Consommé, in cans, stuck in the freezer until half-solid and then spooned out with a dash of lemon juice and a healthy sprinkling of crushed red chile pepper from McCormick’s, Baltimore’s storied spice company.

But then, I’m a bachelor, and Haku refuses to wash the greasy bacon skillets, no matter how much I share with him. Always giving me the “no thumbs” excuse, as if the lack of opposable digits ever stopped him from doing whatever he wants.

door knobs are a bitch…

128 jaunte  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:16:34pm

re: #125 reine.de.tout

That’s not a bad recipe for Meat Goop.

129 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:17:14pm

BBIAB

130 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:17:35pm

Speaking of food:

Strawberry Fields Asunder: Farmers Destroy Crops


At strawberry farms across southwest Florida, there’s an unusual sight. Workers aren’t picking strawberries, they’re destroying them.

“We’ve got more berries than we know what to do with,” said Matt Parke, a strawberry farmer.

Parke said that he was forced to tear through 60 acres, nearly half of his crop, to save his farm. He said that prices have dropped so much that it seems cheaper to let the fruit spoil than ship it to market.

At least out here, strawberry prices are not quite as low as last year. Last year I could get 1 lb for $1, and so far they’ve only gone down to $1.50.

131 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:18:31pm

re: #124 brookly red

I’m always happy to learn cooking tricks.

132 simoom  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:18:42pm

re: #88 simoom

More signs from Searchlight (today’s Tea Party event).

[Link: twitpic.com…]

Obama-Care
aka
The Ted Kennedy-Mary Jo Kopechne Health Care Act of 2009
(image of joker-facepaint-obama dressed as a physician)
Got good Healthcare?
Let me cure that for you.

[Link: twitpic.com…]

Organizing for National Socialist Healthcare
(image of joker-facepaint-obama w/ third reich national isigna behind)
The Final Solution

[Link: twitpic.com…]

Texas
It’s time to Secede

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Restore the Republic
Revolt against Socialism
NOBAMA
The counted on us to be passive
They were wrong!
Capitalists Unite!

[Link: twitpic.com…]

When injustice becomes law
Resistance becomes duty.
T. Jefferson

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Hell No!
We are Awake, Alive, Vibrant and United. We do not share your Socialist values and will not let you desecrate our country. We will never back down or stand silent again.
Here We Come
(image of obama)

[Link: twitpic.com…]

I didn’t vote for this Obamanation
HelpUsSaveTheUSA.com

[Link: twitpic.com…]

I am John Galt


Porta-Potty signs:
[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Harry Reid donation center

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Nancy Pelosi donation box
133 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:19:06pm

re: #128 jaunte

That’s not a bad recipe for Meat Goop.

ICK again!
And I don’t even care that my mom taught me it was impolite to comment on someone’s food choices.
ICK.

134 jaunte  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:20:27pm

re: #133 reine.de.tout

See, now that’s the desired reaction to the recipe!

135 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:20:38pm

re: #130 freetoken

Speaking of food:

Strawberry Fields Asunder: Farmers Destroy Crops

At least out here, strawberry prices are not quite as low as last year. Last year I could get 1 lb for $1, and so far they’ve only gone down to $1.50.

you know yesterday I bought a big box strawberries for a buck and I was wondering what was up…

136 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:20:41pm

DR Congo rebel massacre of hundreds is uncovered

Evidence of the massacre of at least 321 people in Democratic Republic of Congo has been uncovered by the BBC.

The killings took place last December but have not previously been reported.

Fighters from the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army raided several villages in a remote part of north-eastern DR Congo, killing and abducting children.

137 Cannadian Club Akbar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:21:12pm

re: #130 freetoken

Many of the strawberries in question actually burst from the cold weather and were destroyed. That wasn’t mentioned, though.

138 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:22:19pm

re: #132 simoom

ugh

139 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:22:27pm

re: #99 reine.de.tout

Jaunte:

It is truly recreational to do those lizard drawings. I just wish my paying job would allow me to produce them faster. I’m up for a cocktail book when we get the cookbook out on sale.

Reine:

Are you serious?

I’m in, in my usual role of course, if you are!
Wow.

Let’s do it then. I shall repeat my RFP at intervals.

This could be the funniest thing to come out of LGF Press evah.

Candidates for cocktail recipes:

Glenn Beck
Ann Coulter
Michelle Malkin
Obama
Mugabe
Castro
Sean Penn
Andrew Breitbart
Robert Stacy McCain
Sarah Palin
The Shrieky Harpy
(I believe I’ll reserve the writing of that one to myself)
Robert Spencer
The Elusive Hugh Fitzgerald
Alex Jones
Jim Hoft

The possibilities are endless.

And then there are the internal mockeries. I hereby solicit recipies for The Cato the Elder, The Iceweasel, The Mandy, The Matrix, and the one and only cocktail you need for all occasions, The Butthurt.

Get to work, lizards.

140 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:24:48pm

re: #139 Cato the Elder

Jaunte:

Let’s do it then. I shall repeat my RFP at intervals.

This could be the funniest thing to come out of LGF Press evah.

Candidates for cocktail recipes:

Glenn Beck
Ann Coulter
Michelle Malkin
Obama
Mugabe
Castro
Sean Penn
Andrew Breitbart
Robert Stacy McCain
Sarah Palin
The Shrieky Harpy
(I believe I’ll reserve the writing of that one to myself)
Robert Spencer
The Elusive Hugh Fitzgerald
Alex Jones
Jim Hoft

The possibilities are endless.

And then there are the internal mockeries. I hereby solicit recipies for The Cato the Elder, The Iceweasel, The Mandy, The Matrix, and the one and only cocktail you need for all occasions, The Butthurt.

Get to work, lizards.

I will stick to beer thank you.

141 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:25:12pm
142 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:25:21pm

re: #133 reine.de.tout

ICK again!
And I don’t even care that my mom taught me it was impolite to comment on someone’s food choices.
ICK.

Always a classic, “don’t yuck my yum”

143 jaunte  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:25:55pm

re: #139 Cato the Elder

It’ll be a challenge to make a lot of those thematically accurate and palatable at the same time.

144 lostlakehiker  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:27:53pm

re: #119 pingjockey

Good afternoon. I guess the Arab League really doesn’t understand free speech. I listened to Abbas on cspan at the summit. Oops. It’s all Isreals fault and by the way a 2 state solution must have a continguous border for the Palis. I would assume this means that the west bank and gaza must be connected. Doesn’t that split Israel? I really thought our pols could throw bs. They need to take lessons from Abbas.

Did they actually grant that a two-state solution might be acceptable? With one of the states being a Jewish state, no right-of-return demographic bomb to flood it with arabs?

How about a Berlin-corridor type of continuity? Israel isn’t going to give up Eilat, or allow itself to be disconnected from it, but you could have a highway from Gaza to Hebron with a few overpasses and underpasses so both nationalities could move across the other’s right-of-way without hindrance.

It’s kind of an exercise in futility suggesting peaceable arrangements to Hamas since they’re an arm of the Iranian military and they won’t agree to anything, but I guess one has to play the game.

Their move.

145 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:29:43pm

re: #79 freetoken

BTW, did you see this research on tomatoes?

The quality of the tomato depends more on temperature than on natural light


New word for me in there: organoleptic: Sensory properties, i.e. those that can be detected by the sense organs. For foods, it is used particularly of the combination of taste, texture, and astringency (perceived in the mouth) and aroma (perceived in the nose).

146 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:29:44pm

BTW, the NRO looks like it is starting to side with Benedict over the the abuse scandals:

The New York Times on March 25 accused Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, of intervening to prevent a priest, Father Lawrence Murphy, from facing penalties for cases of sexual abuse of minors.

The story is false. It is unsupported by its own documentation. Indeed, it gives every indication of being part of a coordinated campaign against Pope Benedict, rather than responsible journalism.

147 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:30:46pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

As compared to “haptic”, which is about touch.

148 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:31:03pm

re: #146 freetoken

Damn.

149 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:31:54pm

re: #122 Cato the Elder

I prefer liquid meat, unless I can get troll.

Campbell’s Beef Consommé, in cans, stuck in the freezer until half-solid and then spooned out with a dash of lemon juice and a healthy sprinkling of crushed red chile pepper from McCormick’s, Baltimore’s storied spice company.

But then, I’m a bachelor, and Haku refuses to wash the greasy bacon skillets, no matter how much I share with him. Always giving me the “no thumbs” excuse, as if the lack of opposable digits ever stopped him from doing whatever he wants.

I’m salivating uncontrollably.

150 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:39:04pm

re: #144 lostlakehiker

Did they actually grant that a two-state solution might be acceptable? With one of the states being a Jewish state, no right-of-return demographic bomb to flood it with arabs?

How about a Berlin-corridor type of continuity? Israel isn’t going to give up Eilat, or allow itself to be disconnected from it, but you could have a highway from Gaza to Hebron with a few overpasses and underpasses so both nationalities could move across the other’s right-of-way without hindrance.

It’s kind of an exercise in futility suggesting peaceable arrangements to Hamas since they’re an arm of the Iranian military and they won’t agree to anything, but I guess one has to play the game.

Their move.

or not.

151 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:39:48pm

re: #143 jaunte

It’ll be a challenge to make a lot of those thematically accurate and palatable at the same time.

Palatable is not the point. They would be satirical cocktails. You could included ingredients like eye of newt or powdered little bighorn, it would make no odds.

That’s the joy of ridicule!

152 jaunte  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:40:54pm

re: #151 Cato the Elder

Ah, ok, I see where you’re going. I was just mentally putting together the ingredients for a Stacy McCain, and it wasn’t pretty.

153 reine.de.tout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:41:35pm

re: #151 Cato the Elder

Palatable is not the point. They would be satirical cocktails. You could included ingredients like eye of newt or powdered little bighorn, it would make no odds.

That’s the joy of ridicule!

We’ll need all the creative folks to chip in.
Shall it be your job to harangue them?

154 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:44:31pm

Read on another blog a name for the tea party in Searchlight today:

Galtamont.

155 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:46:13pm

re: #144 lostlakehiker

Did they actually grant that a two-state solution might be acceptable? With one of the states being a Jewish state, no right-of-return demographic bomb to flood it with arabs?

How about a Berlin-corridor type of continuity? Israel isn’t going to give up Eilat, or allow itself to be disconnected from it, but you could have a highway from Gaza to Hebron with a few overpasses and underpasses so both nationalities could move across the other’s right-of-way without hindrance.

It’s kind of an exercise in futility suggesting peaceable arrangements to Hamas since they’re an arm of the Iranian military and they won’t agree to anything, but I guess one has to play the game.

Their move.

By coincidence, this past week marks the beginning of the war that resulted in the birth of Bangladesh. Having the same country—East Pakistan and West Pakistan—be on two different sides of another country just didn’t work out so well.

156 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:46:29pm

re: #122 Cato the Elder

Noel Coward invented a drink for the Queen Mum’s visit that he called the bull shot. It had beef broth as a base. The Queen Mum breathed some fire and pronounced it good.

157 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:50:28pm

re: #152 jaunte

Ah, ok, I see where you’re going. I was just mentally putting together the ingredients for a Stacy McCain, and it wasn’t pretty.

Does it include strange fruit?

158 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:51:49pm

re: #157 Cato the Elder

Does it include strange fruit?

Bad Cato! Bad! Go to place! ;)

159 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:57:16pm

re: #151 Cato the Elder

The Stinky Beaumont:

Shot glass of liquor, downed, glass slammed onto the bar, reaches for wrench, and *whack*

160 amused  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:57:29pm

And I was just doing a search on Plectranthus Tomentosa just now…

/heh

161 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 4:59:08pm

re: #153 reine.de.tout

We’ll need all the creative folks to chip in.
Shall it be your job to harangue them?

With pleasure.

[enters Forum, accompanied by lictors]

O Romans! Hear me! It has come to my attention that the dearth of satirical cocktails is having a deleterious effect on public morale. Herewith I beseech, nay, demand, that our creative classes do more for mockery, ridicule, and butthurt.

[adjusts toga, exits Forum to cries of “that’s all very well, Consul, but what about us plebes who can’t even afford posca!?” Cato takes no notice, whilst lictors lay about them with fasces.]

162 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:02:24pm

re: #161 Cato the Elder

With pleasure.

[enters Forum, accompanied by lictors]

O Romans! Hear me! It has come to my attention that the dearth of satirical cocktails is having a deleterious effect on public morale. Herewith I beseech, nay, demand, that our creative classes do more for mockery, ridicule, and butthurt.

[adjusts toga, exits Forum to cries of “that’s all very well, Consul, but what about us plebes who can’t even afford posca!?” Cato takes no notice, whilst lictors lay about them with fasces.]

Nurse, call security and get me 300mics of Thorazine…

163 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:03:36pm

re: #161 Cato the Elder

With pleasure.

[enters Forum, accompanied by lictors]

O Romans! Hear me! It has come to my attention that the dearth of satirical cocktails is having a deleterious effect on public morale. Herewith I beseech, nay, demand, that our creative classes do more for mockery, ridicule, and butthurt. And this corn is well grown and Carthage must be destroyed.

FTFY

164 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:13:28pm
165 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:15:16pm

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew Breitbart on being called a right wing loudmouth on the cover of TIME.

166 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:16:08pm

re: #165 Charles

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew Breitbart on being called a right wing loudmouth on the cover of TIME.

LOL
Our new Man of the Year

167 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:16:53pm

Wasn’t today Obama’s deadline for Netanyahu to comply with Obama’s secret list of 15 unilateral concessions?
Whatever happened?

168 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:22:03pm

re: #167 Spare O’Lake

I hope Netanyahu borrowed Mandys favorite expression!

169 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:22:06pm

Beat the ‘Earth Hour’ fascists and turn on your lights NOW!

Sheesh. It is getting ridiculous. Whatever one side does the other does the exact opposite.

And yes, I’m going to turn all my lights off tonight at 830 pm local time.

170 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:22:14pm

re: #165 Charles

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Andrew Breitbart on being called a right wing loudmouth on the cover of TIME.

We should all congratulate Andrew.
What an achievement!

(Never thought I’d agree with TIME magazine.
Wonder if they’re looking to generate sales with this?)

171 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:22:30pm

re: #167 Spare O’Lake

Wasn’t today Obama’s deadline for Netanyahu to comply with Obama’s secret list of 15 unilateral concessions?
Whatever happened?

it was the Sabbath…

172 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:23:07pm

I have a crush on Regina Spektor.

Hey gang, how’s everybody’s Saturday night?

173 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:23:53pm

re: #170 Floral Giraffe

We should all congratulate Andrew.
What an achievement!

(Never thought I’d agree with TIME magazine.
Wonder if they’re looking to generate sales with this?)

My barber buys a copy every 5 years like clockwork.

174 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:25:38pm

In a hotel lobby, 50 miles north of the Martinsville Speedway.

Some serious mullet sportin’ goin’ on.

175 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:25:46pm

re: #169 Racer X
That is just stupid. It won’t really do anything and it’ll make some people feel good. Turning out the lights that is. Stupid is having a fit about it.

176 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:25:59pm

re: #172 Irenicum

Eet.

177 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:26:07pm

re: #174 Fat Bastard Vegetarian
Mwahahaha!

178 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:26:18pm

I would like to take this moment to thanks Charles for his calendar because that picture is hanging in my kitchen. Next year could you put a little more pizzaz into the March picture because that is my birth month. Some screaming yellows and reds would be nice.
Thank You
Cathy Pop

179 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:26:42pm

re: #171 brookly red

it was the Sabbath…

It is now Sunday a.m. in Israel. I was wondering whether there has been an Israeli response,

180 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:27:15pm

re: #174 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

In a hotel lobby, 50 miles north of the Martinsville Speedway.

Some serious mullet sportin’ goin’ on.

sounds like a country/western tune…

181 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:27:19pm

re: #169 Racer X

Beat the ‘Earth Hour’ fascists and turn on your lights NOW!

Sheesh. It is getting ridiculous. Whatever one side does the other does the exact opposite.

And yes, I’m going to turn all my lights off tonight at 830 pm local time.

Not me. I have reading to do.

182 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:27:37pm

Nice pic, Charles…it’s been a while since you posted a photograph.

183 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:28:04pm

re: #181 Cato the Elder

Not me. I have reading to do.

And I fucking hate symbolic gestures with no substance behind them.

184 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:28:28pm

re: #169 Racer X

I’m blogging by candle light. It’s so romantic!

185 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:29:34pm

re: #179 Spare O’Lake

It is now Sunday a.m. in Israel. I was wondering whether there has been an Israeli response,

the sound of one hand clapping…

186 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:30:14pm

re: #174 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

In a hotel lobby, 50 miles north of the Martinsville Speedway.

Some serious mullet sportin’ goin’ on.

Been there done that now find something new.

187 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:30:15pm

re: #178 Cathypop

I agree. March definitely needs more pizza!

Oh, wait… never mind. I stand by what I say!

188 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:30:28pm

B-ball game at half, so we have VH1 one hit wonders of the 80s. Some serious flashbacks happenin’. They could really get me and do a one wonders of the 70s next!

189 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:30:34pm

Well, looks like we’re beginning to see a pattern.

When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care.

Then he found a new full-time occupation: Tea Party activist. […]

Mr. Grimes, who receives Social Security, has filled the back seat of his Mercury Grand Marquis with the literature of the movement, including Glenn Beck’s “Arguing With Idiots” and Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law,” which denounces public benefits as “false philanthropy.”


The second teabagger who lives on government welfare who works full time denouncing the benefits he gets…for others. I suppose anyone who can keep a job is too busy to be a tea party activist.

190 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:31:13pm

re: #184 Irenicum

I’m blogging by candle light. It’s so romantic!

Turn off your modem for an hour too… :)

191 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:31:23pm

re: #175 pingjockey

That is just stupid. It won’t really do anything and it’ll make some people feel good. Turning out the lights that is. Stupid is having a fit about it.

We’re camping with the kids out in the backyard tonight. It will be fun!

192 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:31:59pm

re: #189 darthstar

Well, looks like we’re beginning to see a pattern.


The second teabagger who lives on government welfare who works full time denouncing the benefits he gets…for others. I suppose anyone who can keep a job is too busy to be a tea party activist.

Palin still works for Fox…

193 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:32:05pm

re: #190 darthstar

Now you’re going too far buddy!

194 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:32:13pm

re: #174 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

In a hotel lobby, 50 miles north of the Martinsville Speedway.

Some serious mullet sportin’ goin’ on.

How many are wearing camouflage gear?

195 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:32:25pm

re: #191 Racer X
Can;t do that here yet..too damn cold at night. Hell, we’re still skiing up on the Ridge.

196 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:33:20pm

re: #191 Racer X

We’re camping with the kids out in the backyard tonight. It will be fun!

I have alot of skunks and raccoons. Can I send them over? Please?

197 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:34:34pm

The Andy Breitbart:

3 oz. sour milk
5 oz. Southern Comfort
Shake together angrily
Top with froth (and spittle, if you have some handy)
Garnish with a little strawman

198 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:35:34pm

re: #197 wrenchwench

Oh tonight’s gonna be fun I see!

199 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:35:58pm

re: #197 wrenchwench

The Andy Breitbart:

3 oz. sour milk
5 oz. Southern Comfort
Shake together angrily
Top with froth (and spittle, if you have some handy)
Garnish with a little strawman

Sounds like a waste of good Southern Comfort.

200 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:36:03pm

Regarding “Earth Hour”, wherein the eco-conscious bourgeoisie blogs by candlelight (conveniently forgetting that computers eat juice too):

I could get behind a “Politics-Free Hour”, when everyone who normally spends time defending her positions against the eeevul opposition shuts the fuck up about politics for sixty minutes and reflects instead on how to improve his own life.

In fact, I’m going to do that right now, as an alternative to the save-the-Earth hypocrisy.

201 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:36:08pm

re: #197 wrenchwench

WOW!
You’re good!

202 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:36:54pm

re: #200 Cato the Elder

Regarding “Earth Hour”, wherein the eco-conscious bourgeoisie blogs by candlelight (conveniently forgetting that computers eat juice too):

I could get behind a “Politics-Free Hour”, when everyone who normally spends time defending her positions against the eeevul opposition shuts the fuck up about politics for sixty minutes and reflects instead on how to improve his own life.

In fact, I’m going to do that right now, as an alternative to the save-the-Earth hypocrisy.

AMEN!

203 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:37:11pm

re: #200 Cato the Elder

Hey Cato! I resemble that comment!

204 Walter L. Newton  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:37:31pm

re: #195 pingjockey

Can;t do that here yet..too damn cold at night. Hell, we’re still skiing up on the Ridge.

No kidding… it’s 28 degrees (f) here right now, about a foot of snow on the ground (got 4 inches since yesterday) and we’re still using the pellet stove. It’s trying to clear up, probably sunny by tomorrow.

205 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:38:09pm

re: #200 Cato the Elder

… for sixty minutes and reflects instead on how to improve his own life…

Hey… I do that at the gym several times a week. Takes more than 60 minutes though.

206 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:38:38pm

11 Global McDonald’s Menu Items

The McDonald’s golden arches have come to symbolize American culture around the world. Operating in 118 countries and on six continents, the fast-food chain has no choice but to expand its options beyond the classic hamburger and french fries. Whether it’s the Rice Burger in Taiwan or the Paneer Salsa Wrap in India, check out our picks for the 11 most interesting McDonald’s menu items.

207 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:39:32pm

re: #204 Walter L. Newton

No kidding… it’s 28 degrees (f) here right now, about a foot of snow on the ground (got 4 inches since yesterday) and we’re still using the pellet stove. It’s trying to clear up, probably sunny by tomorrow.

70 degrees and sunny up here on the mountain. Waiting for the sun to hit the adirondack chairs on the deck, then me and the missus are going out to have a cocktail in the sunlight.

208 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:39:39pm

Damn, gotta get a beer. So much for the lights being off.

209 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:39:40pm

re: #204 Walter L. Newton

82 degrees and the boats are out on the lake.
My mesquite tree has buds so winter is over.
Amen!

210 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:40:01pm

re: #204 Walter L. Newton
I think it’s gonna be pushing 60 tomorrow, but still right at freezing at night. If we get too warm too fast then get a April freeze we could lose a huge amount of the fruit crop. Freeze the buds/blossoms.

211 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:40:36pm

A death threat phone call made to controversial U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, was answered by his 5-year-old son.

“It’s appalling. I think any decent human being would understand this is not the way to behave,” Grayson said during a phone interview with Local 6.

Grayson’s press secretary, Todd Jurkowski, said the incident occurred last week.
Grayson told Local 6 he was in Washington D.C. prepping for the contentious health care reform vote when a female placed the call.

“My 5-year-old twins hit the speakerphone when the phone was ringing, and she said, among other things, ‘If you vote for healthcare, I’ll kill you,’” Grayson said, “and my 5-year-old went to my wife and said, ‘Mommy, there’s a lady on the phone who said she’s going to kill me.’”

Grayson said his son was upset, but seems OK now. Details of the incident have been turned over to Capitol police.

212 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:40:47pm

re: #169 Racer X

Beat the ‘Earth Hour’ fascists and turn on your lights NOW!

Sheesh. It is getting ridiculous. Whatever one side does the other does the exact opposite.

And yes, I’m going to turn all my lights off tonight at 830 pm local time.

Yeah, Malkin was posting about that earlier too. It really has me thinking. This is a trend that has been going on for a very long time. I think one of conservatism’s main faults is they keep adopting positions that have nothing to do with conservative ideas. There’s no reason opposing evolution or global warming should be conservative ideas. I know they have rationalizations for it but it’s not really conservative. Same goes for childhood obesity, public schools, higher education, science and affordable healthcare. It’s insanity to oppose these things.

213 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:40:54pm

re: #208 Irenicum

Damn, gotta get a beer. So much for the lights being off.

If you can’t find your beer in the dark, you’re no true drinker.

214 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:41:11pm
215 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:42:00pm

re: #208 Irenicum

Damn, gotta get a beer. So much for the lights being off.

the lights are one thing, if the fridge gets turned off somebody’s gonna have a bad day.

216 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:42:47pm

re: #212 Killgore Trout

Amen KT!

217 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:43:07pm

re: #211 goddamnedfrank


‘Mommy, there’s a lady on the phone who said she’s going to kill me.’”


Ouch.

218 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:43:38pm

re: #212 Killgore Trout

Repeat of my earlier claim: “Spite” is the right-wing’s middle name.

219 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:43:43pm

re: #211 goddamnedfrank
Goddamned evil.

220 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:44:01pm

re: #212 Killgore Trout

Yeah, Malkin was posting about that earlier too. It really has me thinking. This is a trend that has been going on for a very long time. I think one of conservatism’s main faults is they keep adopting positions that have nothing to do with conservative ideas. There’s no reason opposing evolution or global warming should be conservative ideas. I know they have rationalizations for it but it’s not really conservative. Same goes for childhood obesity, public schools, higher education, science and affordable healthcare. It’s insanity to oppose these things.

Agreed. I saw your post earlier about school lunches and was just shaking my head.

I hope Obama announces he is against poking out your own eye with a big stick. How many idiots will go find a sharp stick just to spite him?

221 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:44:12pm

re: #215 brookly red

There’s always cold weather and the back porch. Works just as well.

222 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:44:13pm

re: #218 freetoken

Repeat of my earlier claim: “Spite” is the right-wing’s middle name.

Agreed.

223 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:44:18pm

re: #211 goddamnedfrank

I hope that lady’s happy. I’d love to see Grayson *69 that number and say, “Why are you threatening to kill my children, and the FBI will be at your door in ten minutes…don’t worry, I’ll drop the charges after I plaster your face on every cable news channel for threatening to kill my kid. Good luck greeting your neighbors for the next few weeks.”

224 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:44:26pm

re: #211 goddamnedfrank


considering the vote has already taken place I am skeptical…

225 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:45:00pm

re: #220 Racer X

I hope Obama announces he is against poking out your own eye with a big stick. How many idiots will go find a sharp stick just to spite him?

Let’s hope he doesn’t pass a mandate against kicking puppies.

226 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:45:05pm

re: #213 Cato the Elder

If you can’t find your beer in the dark, you’re no true drinker.

has it been an hour already?

227 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:45:13pm

Okay…light’s just right outside. Time for martinis. See you all in a bit.

228 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:45:30pm

WVU up by 11 over Kentucky.

229 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:45:34pm

re: #207 darthstar

70 degrees and sunny up here on the mountain. Waiting for the sun to hit the adirondack chairs on the deck, then me and the missus are going out to have a cocktail in the sunlight.

Very cool. It’s about 70 here in jacksonville, I’m waiting for the interminable female preparation ritual before we go out, and am wearing great shoes. Another fifteen minutes and i’m going to pour myself a G&T for the wait and make her drive…

230 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:46:16pm

re: #226 brookly red

Times flies when you’re having fun!

231 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:46:21pm

The Guardian marvels over President Obama:


We should envy America its inspirational president

The long political battle over healthcare in the US has often looked peculiar to outside observers. The idea that the state should look after people with medical needs, uncontroversial in Europe, was denounced by some American conservatives as a stepping stone to communism.

President Obama’s health plan, signed into law last week, protects millions by reforming the insurance system. New regulations will enforce minimum standards and stop insurers capriciously withdrawing cover.

That might sound more like consumer protection than revolution, but in the context of US politics it is a famous victory.

232 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:46:43pm

re: #213 Cato the Elder

If you can’t find your beer in the dark, you’re no true drinker.

it invites questions such as “why would you set your beer down in the first place…”

233 ~Fianna  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:47:14pm

re: #220 Racer X

Agreed. I saw your post earlier about school lunches and was just shaking my head.

I hope Obama announces he is against poking out your own eye with a big stick. How many idiots will go find a sharp stick just to spite him?

These people are so against that eeevvvillll Darwin that they’re purposely devolving.

I just wish they’d hurry the hell up and crawl back into the primordial ooze.

234 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:47:17pm

re: #231 freetoken

Looks like he’s getting his international mojo back.

235 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:47:29pm

Reason TV: The Case Against Jamie Oliver

Ronald McDonald is John Galt!

236 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:47:42pm

re: #218 freetoken

Repeat of my earlier claim: “Spite” is the right-wing’s middle name.

I’m pretty much done aligning with the right. I’m still going to mock the left (old habits), only now I get to mock the right too.

Twofer!

237 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:48:21pm

re: #229 Aceofwhat?

Have fun. Doc Marten’s or a loafer?

238 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:48:24pm

re: #224 brookly red

You’re skeptical simply because you want to be. If the vote hadn’t taken place yet then that would be the basis for your doubt.

239 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:48:42pm

re: #236 Racer X

An equal opportunity offender. The best kind!

240 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:48:43pm

re: #234 Irenicum

Looks like he’s getting his international mojo back.

/yeah Castro’s support was pivotal…

241 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:48:48pm

re: #237 prairiefire

Have fun. Doc Marten’s or a loafer?

Cole Haan

242 ~Fianna  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:49:20pm

re: #235 Killgore Trout

Reason TV: The Case Against Jamie Oliver

Ronald McDonald is John Galt!

Cool, that answers that question. I can skip the book.

LGF makes the bestest Cliff’s Notes.

243 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:49:35pm

re: #240 brookly red

/yeah Castro’s support was pivotal…

i hear he’s resting peacefully these days…

244 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:49:41pm

re: #234 Irenicum

Looks like he’s getting his international mojo back.

Yeah. The deal with Russia over nukes is sure to set off the the right wing… but most people will praise it.

BTW, making its way through the hate-o-sphere at the speed of spite (which may be the only thing in the universe that moves faster than the speed of light):

Image: portraitr.jpg

245 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:49:43pm

re: #236 Racer X

That is the exact reason my dad and my step-mom are independents. They call bull shit on Everybody.

246 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:49:59pm

re: #238 goddamnedfrank

You’re skeptical simply because you want to be. If the vote hadn’t taken place yet then that would be the basis for your doubt.

because I want it to be… huh well let’s see what the cops turn up shall we?

247 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:50:14pm

re: #240 brookly red

Yes, I’m sure that “proves” President Obama is a socialist!
///

248 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:50:29pm

re: #241 Aceofwhat?

Niiiccee. Excellent choice. I wait for the sales at Nordstrom’s.

249 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:51:34pm

re: #247 Irenicum

Yes, I’m sure that “proves” President Obama is a socialist!
///

no it just proves that Castro supports the HCR bill.

250 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:52:13pm

re: #244 freetoken

Oh good Lord. Why did I click on that. What amazes me is that someone put some time into putting this piece of crap together.

251 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:53:20pm

re: #249 brookly red

no it just proves that Castro supports the HCR bill.


i thought Cuba already had the perfect medical system? Michael Moore said so…

252 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:53:26pm

re: #242 ~Fianna

Cool, that answers that question. I can skip the book.

LGF makes the bestest Cliff’s Cliffster’s Notes.

FTFY.

253 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:53:30pm

Time Magazine: Citizen Breitbart

Be prepared to have some brain bleach handy for the accompanying photo. You’ve been warned. ;)

254 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:53:57pm

re: #249 brookly red

From what I hear Stalin believed that 2 plus 2 equal 4. Obama also believes that 2 plus 2 equals 4. Oh No!!!

255 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:54:07pm

re: #253 Lidane

Ha!

256 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:54:08pm

re: #248 prairiefire

Nordstrom’s rack has lots….

257 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:54:19pm

re: #224 brookly red

considering the vote has already taken place I am skeptical…

You think we’re dealing with people with that firm a grip on reality? I mean, go ahead and be skeptical, but I also wouldn’t be real surprised.

258 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:54:45pm

re: #220 Racer X

I hope Obama announces he is against poking out your own eye with a big stick.

He should also consider announcing his opposition to:

1) Replying to Nigerian emails with your credit card and social security numbers
2) Eating snow with a distinct yellow tinge
3) Going for long walks off short piers

259 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:55:21pm

re: #253 Lidane
EW! EW! EW! EW! EW! eeeewwwwww!

260 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:55:40pm

re: #248 prairiefire

Niiiccee. Excellent choice. I wait for the sales at Nordstrom’s.

i have two pairs, and i cherish them in a manner that occasionally makes my other half question my heterosexual credentials.

of course, i reply that she could learn from their example…they’re beautiful and they massage my feet…

(hey - she started it. don’t poke Sarcasm Bear.)

261 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:55:52pm

re: #253 Lidane

A nice quote from Frum…

Such cultural crusades might seem to appeal mostly to the far-right fringe, but Breitbart is tapping a deep reservoir of conservative dismay. Former Bush Administration official (and TIME contributor) David Frum says, “What matters to [conservatives] is not why the government is spending $15 million on this or that. What matters is a perception that hostile forces are invading your home, school and family. Those forces come in on TV and in newspapers. An enormous amount of what conservatism now does is media criticism.”
262 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:56:14pm

re: #258 publicityStunted

He should also consider announcing his opposition to:

1) Replying to Nigerian emails with your credit card and social security numbers
2) Eating snow with a distinct yellow tinge
3) Going for long walks off short piers

Pfft. Screw that. He should announce his support for buying gold, non-hybrid seeds, and Ayn Rand novels. That would be fun. ;)

263 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:56:16pm

re: #253 Lidane

Do NOT enlarge photo!

264 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:56:16pm

re: #249 brookly red

no it just proves that Castro supports the HCR bill.

Actually, no, it doesn’t. It proves that Castro, in his old age, still finds pleasure in teasing the United States, and that we will still fall for it.

Talking about someone who, if he said he was against kicking puppies…

265 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:57:51pm

re: #264 SanFranciscoZionist

Actually, no, it doesn’t. It proves that Castro, in his old age, still finds pleasure in teasing the United States, and that we will still fall for it.

Talking about someone who, if he said he was against kicking puppies…

I am not buying it.

266 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:58:41pm

re: #265 brookly red

I am not buying it.

Which part?

267 Cathypop  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:59:00pm

re: #264 SanFranciscoZionist

What do you mean “We keep falling for it” I do not.

268 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 5:59:11pm

re: #266 SanFranciscoZionist

Which part?

everyone knows that Castro kicks puppies, silly.

269 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:00:26pm

re: #266 SanFranciscoZionist

Which part?

That Castro doesn’t support it… he called it a miracle.

270 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:01:32pm

re: #268 Aceofwhat?
I thought he just used a magnifying glass on ants. I didn’t know he kicked puppies.

271 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:01:41pm

re: #261 Killgore Trout

I believe it really is tapping into fear of “experts”, ( feelings of inadequacy?)

SBOE District 10 Runoff: Experts or Citizens

The State Board of Education (SBOE) continues to be the focus of (liberal) media attention and denigration. The allegations seem to be that a majority of the the SBOE refuses to listen to the “educational experts” on some issues. Yesterday a Democratic State Senator said he would introduce legislation next year to abolish the SBOE because he disagreed with recent decisions of the board. He cites the “social conservatives” on the board for decisions regarding social studies curriculum. These decisions were made at a time when the votes on those issues were ten to five while there are only seven conservatives on the board. I doubt that the Senator would call for the abolition of the Texas Senate when his side loses votes on a party line margin.


This only highlights the current runoff in SBOE district 10. Marsha Farney, a Ph.D in Education from the University of Texas and refers to herself as a “common sense conservative,” and has no endorsements at all on her website. While she has no record of political activity or contributions, her husband Bryan Farney gave $2300 to Barak Obama during the 2008 Democratic Primary.


Her opponent is Brian Russell, a home school dad, who has been endorsed by THSC PAC and a host of conservative Republican leaders and conservative groups. Brian has said, “I believe in a rigorous knowledge-based education that teaches: an unashamedly patriotic view of American history, emphasizing the God-given individual rights and limited government enshrined the Constitution, computational mathematics, not “fuzzy” math, phonics, grammar and writing, and rigorous science in which students learn to analyze, evaluate, and critique all scientific theories.

272 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:02:08pm

re: #267 Cathypop

What do you mean “We keep falling for it” I do not.

OK. Not everyone falls for it. But seriously, how Castro feels about HCR is approximately as important as how the average man on the street in Bhutan feels about it. It’s just Castro poking with a stick again.

273 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:02:49pm

re: #272 SanFranciscoZionist

OK. Not everyone falls for it. But seriously, how Castro feels about HCR is approximately as important as how the average man on the street in Bhutan feels about it. It’s just Castro poking with a stick again.

yeah, and the UN too…

274 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:03pm

re: #270 pingjockey

I thought he just used a magnifying glass on ants. I didn’t know he kicked puppies.

no, i think Evo Morales is the ant burner…

275 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:23pm

re: #209 Cathypop

82 degrees and the boats are out on the lake.
My mesquite tree has buds so winter is over.
Amen!

Awesome!
It was a long hard winter in Indiana..I swear I shoveled more snow than Carter has pills…Poor Winston..I kicked him out of the house a couple times a day during blizzards..Sorry about your luck Winston, Take a poop..No..IT ONLY FEELS 30 BELOW Zero with the wind chill…One time Winston went out with me while I was shoveling snow he just froze up..Poor little thing couldn’t move or do anything..I called him and Winston just fell over in the snow frozen in his little snow outfit..I had to do a snow rescue and bring him inside and put him in front of the heater…Poor Winston..
It was a brutal Indiana Winter..More so if you had to go to the bathroom outside like a dog twice a day…

276 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:29pm

re: #271 freetoken

critique all scientific theories.


I’m anxiously awaiting the conservative war on math.

277 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:32pm

re: #269 brookly red

That Castro doesn’t support it… he called it a miracle.

You take that seriously? You think Fidel Castro cares that the United States has passed a healthcare bill?

Why, because he lies awake at nights crying for the little children of Los Estados Unidos who don’t have coverage because of preexisting conditions?

I am doubtful.

278 bratwurst  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:34pm

re: #265 brookly red

I am not buying it.

Gee, and here I thought you might give Obama a break.

279 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:47pm

re: #256 Floral Giraffe

Thanks, yes, I’m actually waiting until I have money.

280 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:03:53pm

re: #274 Aceofwhat?
Wonder what critters Hugo abuses?

281 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:04:00pm

re: #273 brookly red

yeah, and the UN too…

Huh?

282 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:04:13pm

re: #274 Aceofwhat?

no, i think Evo Morales is the ant burner…

Lula strangles kittens.

283 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:04:43pm

re: #280 pingjockey

Wonder what critters Hugo abuses?

Journalists.

284 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:05:16pm

re: #280 pingjockey

Wonder what critters Hugo abuses?

Brain cells. =P

285 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:05:24pm

re: #281 SanFranciscoZionist

Huh?

World Health Organisation Director Margaret Chan is quoted by Reuters as saying yesterday:

“The people in this country and their leaders are courageous. That (healthcare reform) is an unprecedented achievement,”

286 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:05:28pm

re: #283 SanFranciscoZionist
heh. Oh, WVU up by 15.

287 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:05:56pm

re: #276 Killgore Trout

I’m anxiously awaiting the conservative war on math.

Heh… they’ve been waging a war on “fuzzy” math (as the link which I added would call it), or the “new” math, for years.

288 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:06:10pm

re: #285 brookly red

World Health Organisation Director Margaret Chan is quoted by Reuters as saying yesterday:

“The people in this country and their leaders are courageous. That (healthcare reform) is an unprecedented achievement,”

Well, that’s nice.

289 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:06:40pm

re: #287 freetoken

Heh… they’ve been waging a war on “fuzzy” math (as the link which I added would call it), or the “new” math, for years.

Isn’t fuzzy math something different from ‘new’ math?

290 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:06:50pm

re: #288 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, that’s nice.

it is what it is.

291 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:06:50pm

re: #275 HoosierHoops

Winston will be in heaven, if he gets to California. Many places “allow dogs” and have water bowls out for them, (the local bank for instance!)
And, you will be a chick-magnet (more than you are already!) with Winston!

292 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:07:50pm

double vision again…

293 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:08:23pm

re: #271 freetoken

Oh c’mon silly, didn’t you know science is of the debi?!

294 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:08:28pm

re: #289 SanFranciscoZionist

Isn’t fuzzy math something different from ‘new’ math?

yes. we considered basing part of an inventory management system on fuzzy math a while ago. the complexity couldn’t be justified, but i doubt he’s using the term as i tend to understand it…

295 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:09:08pm

re: #271 freetoken

I believe it really is tapping into fear of “experts”, ( feelings of inadequacy?)

Pretty much. “Expert” = “Elitist” = “pointy-headed nerd who thinks he’s smarter than you”.

It all comes back to those feelings of inadequacy and that the educated are somehow evil or not to be trusted.

296 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:10:33pm

re: #289 SanFranciscoZionist

It all reminds me of caterpillars anyway…

Anyway, for all the ranting and raving the wingnuts do about the teaching of math in schools, they show little knowledge of the subject themselves.

I could teach a child everything the wingnuts think “math” encompasses with a stack of (two colors of) poker chips, a deck of standard playing cards, and a pair of Vegas dice. Doubt they’d let me bring those things into a classroom, though.

297 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:11:20pm

Is fuzzy math considered the same thing as fudged, or completely made up? Or is fuzzy math determined by a wrong set of standards?
Bleehhh…
I hate math.

298 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:11:24pm

re: #286 pingjockey

Yes! Go Mountaineers!

299 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:11:47pm

re: #296 freetoken

It all reminds me of caterpillars anyway…

Anyway, for all the ranting and raving the wingnuts do about the teaching of math in schools, they show little knowledge of the subject themselves.

I could teach a child everything the wingnuts think “math” encompasses with a stack of (two colors of) poker chips, a deck of standard playing cards, and a pair of Vegas dice. Doubt they’d let me bring those things into a classroom, though.

caterpillars give me pause. i can never remember which have poison spineys and which simply imitate the ones with poison spineys.

300 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:11:51pm

re: #296 freetoken
Heh. Good idea, but some folks would have a coniption and not just on the right either.

301 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:12:03pm

re: #296 freetoken

It all reminds me of caterpillars anyway…

Anyway, for all the ranting and raving the wingnuts do about the teaching of math in schools, they show little knowledge of the subject themselves.

I could teach a child everything the wingnuts think “math” encompasses with a stack of (two colors of) poker chips, a deck of standard playing cards, and a pair of Vegas dice. Doubt they’d let me bring those things into a classroom, though.

/as long as you “ankle bracelet” doesn’t start beeping…

302 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:13:21pm

re: #299 Aceofwhat?
Anything in the wild that is very vividly colored, stay away from it. Learned that one in jungle survival school in the Philiines. Most stuff brightly colored was poisonous.

303 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:13:23pm

re: #296 freetoken

I have 4 Monarch butterfly chrysalises hatching in my garden!
I planted milkweed ( Asclepia) for them this year!

304 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:14:06pm

re: #293 Irenicum

I didn’t intend to “misspell” debil, but after the fact it just seems so right.

305 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:14:42pm

re: #302 pingjockey

Anything in the wild that is very vividly colored, stay away from it. Learned that one in jungle survival school in the Philiines. Most stuff brightly colored was poisonous.

Jungle survival in the Philippines? Yowza. And i thought Florida had critters…

306 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:14:54pm

Kentucky is 11 for 24 from the charity stripe.

307 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:14:54pm

re: #292 brookly red

Now don’t go making a spectacle of yourself!

308 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:15:17pm

starting to see these around ABQ…I want to drive one
Image: can-am_spyder.jpg

309 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:15:25pm

re: #304 Irenicum

I didn’t intend to “misspell” debil, but after the fact it just seems so right.

i didn’t blink an eye. Quoted directly from So I Married an Axe Murderer, with your spelling…

310 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:15:35pm

re: #287 freetoken

Heh, I remember my father railing against the new math 30 years ago.

311 Aceofwhat?  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:15:35pm

bbl

312 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:15:42pm

re: #302 pingjockey

Anything in the wild that is very vividly colored, stay away from it. Learned that one in jungle survival school in the Philiines. Most stuff brightly colored was poisonous.

unicorns & rainbows…

313 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:16:03pm

re: #305 Aceofwhat?
Nah. Stationed in Cape Canaveral for 4 years, Philipines has for real tropical jungle.

314 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:16:40pm

re: #307 Irenicum

Now don’t go making a spectacle of yourself!

no we psychopaths hate attention.

315 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:17:21pm

re: #302 pingjockey

So you’re saying I should stay away from televangelists’ wives?

316 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:17:34pm

re: #308 albusteve

Very nice. Now that, I could drive. My brothers and I had great times tearing it in little 75’s and 80’s. I really can’t handle a bike bigger that those.

317 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:18:16pm

re: #315 Irenicum

So you’re saying I should stay away from televangelists’ wives?

/I fell a little queasy…

318 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:18:25pm

re: #316 prairiefire

than those.

319 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:18:32pm

re: #315 Irenicum
Hehehe, The last one I can remember seeing on tv was Tammy Baker.

320 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:18:38pm

re: #314 brookly red

Um, you do know that I was making a bad pun? It’s what I do.

321 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:18:49pm

re: #291 Floral Giraffe

Winston will be in heaven, if he gets to California. Many places “allow dogs” and have water bowls out for them, (the local bank for instance!)
And, you will be a chick-magnet (more than you are already!) with Winston!

*wink*
Winston and I will be visiting family in Napa Valley this Fall for about 10 days..
All my family and children are back in California..
Someday I’ll be transfered back home to Silly Cone Valley..Which would be really cool…
This whole bitter winter shit is not cool..Send me to Miami or something for gawds sake…Send me to Indiana? Ouch…
I never forget last years winter..it was fucking brutal..
Get me out of here!

322 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:19:33pm

re: #319 pingjockey

Tammy faye had a big heart. RIP, Tammy.

323 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:19:44pm

re: #320 Irenicum

Um, you do know that I was making a bad pun? It’s what I do.

yes I know…

324 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:19:55pm

re: #316 prairiefire

Very nice. Now that, I could drive. My brothers and I had great times tearing it in little 75’s and 80’s. I really can’t handle a bike bigger that those.

check out this one…imagine sailing across the wide open New Mexico mesas, enjoying the air, and the light and the awesome scenery
Image: vw_gx3-l.jpg

325 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:20:21pm

re: #322 prairiefire
I know she put up with a schmuck.

326 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:20:53pm

re: #306 pingjockey

Kentucky is 11 for 24 from the charity stripe.

And what, 1 for about twenty or so from three?
WVA making this look easy.
Oddest tournement ever.

327 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:21:19pm

re: #325 pingjockey

I know she put up with a schmuck.

I know she put up with a rich schmuck. fify.

328 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:21:47pm

re: #308 albusteve

Found this today
www.flemingsultimategarage.com

Made me think of you!
Classic car garage/seller in Md.

329 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:21:51pm

re: #327 brookly red

I know she put up with a rich schmuck. fify.

she is certainly slur worthy imo

330 Irenicum  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:22:06pm

Well kiddos, see y’all later. Gotta get ‘some’ reading done.

331 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:22:24pm

re: #328 Floral Giraffe

Found this today
www.flemingsultimategarage.com

Made me think of you!
Classic car garage/seller in Md.

link is not highlighted….boooo!

332 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:23:55pm

re: #329 albusteve

she is certainly slur worthy imo

ehh the passed are kinda off limits…

333 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:24:00pm

bad ass little beastola
Image: Phlog_Tricycle_1.jpg

334 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:25:17pm

re: #321 HoosierHoops

*wink*
Winston and I will be visiting family in Napa Valley this Fall for about 10 days..
All my family and children are back in California..
Someday I’ll be transfered back home to Silly Cone Valley..Which would be really cool…
This whole bitter winter shit is not cool..Send me to Miami or something for gawds sake…Send me to Indiana? Ouch…
I never forget last years winter..it was fucking brutal..
Get me out of here!

Who’d you piss off at your company Hoops? Or was Indiana sort of a trial by fire for the rising exec? (kidding)

and I know what you mean about those Indiana Winters, it’s why I haven’t been back in about 20 years. Cool growing up there though, lots of experiences brought lots of perspective.

335 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:25:19pm

re: #332 brookly red

ehh the passed are kinda off limits…

why?….you can’t hurt their feelings…I have no problem with slurring dead people

336 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:25:44pm

re: #331 albusteve

Poop!
Here’s another try!

[Link: www.flemingsultimategarage.com…]

337 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:26:35pm

re: #326 The Shadow Do
Oh yeah, after the 2nd round I don’t think anybody had a non busted bracket!

338 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:26:38pm

re: #335 albusteve

why?…you can’t hurt their feelings…I have no problem with slurring dead people

look I got 900 Ted Kennedy jokes that can never be posted… it is just the way it is.

339 simoom  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:27:49pm

re: #132 simoom

I noticed a bunch of immigration focused protest signs at the Searchlight event. I suppose its a regional issue there-abouts but maybe that will be the Tea Party’s next rallying call?

For example, these are visible during Palin’s speech
[Link: www.viddler.com…]

Borders
Language
Culture

Illegal immigration is against the law!
Impeach Obama for not enforcing US borders

Oh and the second sign is part of a giant flip book of signs. It’s up on the stage, a couple feet to the right of Palin. The previous sign it displayed (you can see it as the camera zooms in around 12min 30sec into the video) reads:

“Support and Defend
the Constitution…
against all Enemies
foreign and DOMESTIC”
340 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:28:08pm

re: #334 The Shadow Do

Who’d you piss off at your company Hoops? Or was Indiana sort of a trial by fire for the rising exec? (kidding)

and I know what you mean about those Indiana Winters, it’s why I haven’t been back in about 20 years. Cool growing up there though, lots of experiences brought lots of perspective.

I emailed Charles tonight where they are sending me this summer…
Stop laughing Charles..It’s not funny..
*wink*

341 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:28:26pm

re: #335 albusteve

I don’t agree with slurring her as I think she repented of her past greedy ways.

342 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:28:45pm

re: #295 Lidane

Pretty much. “Expert” = “Elitist” = “pointy-headed nerd who thinks he’s smarter than you”.

It all comes back to those feelings of inadequacy and that the educated are somehow evil or not to be trusted.

Well, my dear, there is reason for that.

It depends on how one uses one’s education.

Now as through this world you ramble
You’ll meet lots of funny men.
Some’ll rob you with a sixgun,
Some with a fountain pen.

And more:

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise.

Courtesy of Bob Dylan, who knows more about how the world works than you or I ever shall.

343 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:28:50pm

re: #337 pingjockey

Oh yeah, after the 2nd round I don’t think anybody had a non busted bracket!

My final four: KS, Syracuse, KY, Villanova

*DOH*

344 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:29:55pm

re: #340 HoosierHoops

I emailed Charles tonight where they are sending me this summer…
Stop laughing Charles..It’s not funny..
*wink*

Anchorage?

345 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:30:06pm

re: #343 The Shadow Do
I didn’t even worry about filling one out! Buncha teams I knew zip about.

346 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:30:16pm

re: #342 Cato the Elder

Well, my dear, there is reason for that.

It depends on how one uses one’s education.

Now as through this world you ramble
You’ll meet lots of funny men.
Some’ll rob you with a sixgun,
Some with a fountain pen.

And more:

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties
Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise.

Courtesy of Bob Dylan, who knows more about how the world works than you or I ever shall.

Zimmerman is one smart cookie.

347 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:33:23pm

re: #341 prairiefire

I don’t agree with slurring her as I think she repented of her past greedy ways.

I plan to repent at the end myself…can’t hurt to try

348 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:33:36pm

re: #346 brookly red

Zimmerman is one smart cookie.

Yep. The first indication of that was when he saw through the “movement” that tried to make him their Jesus figure and went all strange and electric on their asses.

349 pingjockey  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:34:14pm

BBIAW.

350 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:35:37pm

re: #348 Cato the Elder

Yep. The first indication of that was when he saw through the “movement” that tried to make him their Jesus figure and went all strange and electric on their asses.


[Video]

please don’t start singing “glory days”. OK?

351 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:35:45pm

re: #348 Cato the Elder

Yep. The first indication of that was when he saw through the “movement” that tried to make him their Jesus figure and went all strange and electric on their asses.

[Video]

And that is when I first took him seriously. Greatness.

352 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:36:47pm

re: #344 The Shadow Do

Anchorage?

LOL
Charles is laughing..It’s a cool place..Major University..Broadband won’t be an issue..But really..I was on my way to Singapore…Life is strange
Stop laughing Charles..*wink*

353 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:36:51pm

re: #348 Cato the Elder

Yep. The first indication of that was when he saw through the “movement” that tried to make him their Jesus figure and went all strange and electric on their asses.


[Video]

I never heard that particular angle on his electrification….could be I guess

354 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:38:34pm

re: #347 albusteve

It will do you a World of good. ~That’s about as Evangelical as I can muster.

355 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:38:58pm

re: #353 albusteve

I never heard that particular angle on his electrification…could be I guess

interpretation is a personal thing…

356 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:41:00pm

re: #342 Cato the Elder

Well, my dear, there is reason for that.

It depends on how one uses one’s education.

True, but with the SBOE in Texas, they’ve made it a point to see all educated types as elitist, particularly if they don’t follow the desired socon agenda. Even Thomas Jefferson wasn’t safe from them.

If you’re so far gone that even Thomas Jefferson is a threat to you, then clearly the problem isn’t with the educated or the elite, but rather with your own inadequacy. IMO, anyway.

Courtesy of Bob Dylan, who knows more about how the world works than you or I ever shall.

I’ll grant you that. I like Dylan quite a bit, and his lyrics are amazing.

357 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:41:26pm

re: #347 albusteve

I plan to repent at the end myself…can’t hurt to try

too late your damned… your pizza will be dominoes, your beer will be warm bud, and you will have window’s explorer for all of eternity.

358 Racer X  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:42:24pm

re: #357 brookly red

too late your damned… your pizza will be dominoes, your beer will be warm bud, and you will have window’s explorer for all of eternity.

Harsh.

359 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:42:42pm

re: #352 HoosierHoops

LOL
Charles is laughing..It’s a cool place..Major University..Broadband won’t be an issue..But really..I was on my way to Singapore…Life is strange
Stop laughing Charles..*wink*

Anchorage can be cool, realy, really cool, especially in January…

360 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:43:08pm

re: #358 Racer X

Harsh.

damnation is is not a fun thing…

361 ryannon  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:43:19pm

re: #352 HoosierHoops

LOL
Charles is laughing..It’s a cool place..Major University..Broadband won’t be an issue..But really..I was on my way to Singapore…Life is strange
Stop laughing Charles..*wink*

Salt Lake City.

362 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:43:22pm

re: #354 prairiefire

It will do you a World of good. ~That’s about as Evangelical as I can muster.

I’m going all out in the end, play every card I have…I’ll see what happens I guess

363 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:45:09pm

re: #359 The Shadow Do

Anchorage can be cool, realy, really cool, especially in January…

Lucky for Winston and I..We are moving south to a major University Town..
If I never see snow again it will be too soon..LOL

364 darthstar  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:45:23pm

Cocktails drained, but dinner’s on hold…looks like one of my brothers is in town with his family at another brother’s house, so we’re headed there for dinner. Have a good evening everyone. Oh, and we spent the day with my sister and her kids, so my wife is getting the full-Irish treatment today…which, fortunately, she seems to like.

Peace, love, and whatever turns you on.

365 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:45:42pm

re: #361 ryannon

Salt Lake City.

is this like where’s waldo or something?

366 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:45:51pm

re: #355 brookly red

interpretation is a personal thing…

he was roundly boo’d at Newport and only played three songs, I think, then walked off the stage…due to sound problems?….he came back out and did an acoustic ‘The Times They Are a’Changin’…go figure

367 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:46:34pm

re: #348 Cato the Elder

Yep. The first indication of that was when he saw through the “movement” that tried to make him their Jesus figure and went all strange and electric on their asses.

[Video]

I hated his guts when he went electric.

368 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:46:50pm

re: #363 HoosierHoops

Lucky for Winston and I..We are moving south to a major University Town..
If I never see snow again it will be too soon..LOL

Well then, come on down! The weather’s fine!

369 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:47:13pm

re: #363 HoosierHoops

Lucky for Winston and I..We are moving south to a major University Town..
If I never see snow again it will be too soon..LOL

Raleigh Durham?

370 simoom  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:47:21pm

re: #339 simoom

The Oath Keepers table at the Searchlight Teaparty Event:
[Link: www.flickr.com…]

An old army truck advertising for what I assume is a gun store:
[Link: www.flickr.com…]


More signs:
[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Obama Pelosi Reid
are ENEMIES of our culture & Freedom

[Link: tweetphoto.com…]

Don’t Retreat…
RELOAD!

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Glenn Beck for President


Some more immigration related signs:
[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Do it right
Make Sand Diego the new Ellis Island

[Link: www.flickr.com…]

Catch & Release is for fish!
Not Illegal Aliens!


Nekkid guy wearing a barrel:
[Link: tweetphoto.com…]

371 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:47:33pm

re: #357 brookly red

too late your damned… your pizza will be dominoes, your beer will be warm bud, and you will have window’s explorer for all of eternity.

as long as I can keep up on the Cowboys….in any event, I’ll have some good company eh?

372 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:47:59pm

re: #363 HoosierHoops

UCLA rocks, BTW….

373 webevintage  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:48:13pm

Please, one minute of silence for my Cats.
*weeps*


NOW Baylor needs to kick Duke’s ASS!

374 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:49:05pm

re: #366 albusteve

he was roundly boo’d at Newport and only played three songs, I think, then walked off the stage…due to sound problems?…he came back out and did an acoustic ‘The Times They Are a’Changin’…go figure

and today anyone under 35 dose not know or care… OK maybe 45…

375 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:49:38pm

re: #367 Spare O’Lake

I hated his guts when he went electric.

yikes!..that’s just brutal dude

376 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:50:21pm

re: #370 simoom

Ah, nice to see the oathkeepers there.

377 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:50:30pm

re: #371 albusteve

as long as I can keep up on the Cowboys…in any event, I’ll have some good company eh?

Jerry Jones?

378 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:50:42pm

re: #348 Cato the Elder

Your right, Cato. Joan Baez said she kept trying to tell him what he meant to people and he laughed and said that wasn’t him and those fans did not know him.

379 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:50:59pm

re: #371 albusteve

as long as I can keep up on the Cowboys…in any event, I’ll have some good company eh?

just don’t squeeze the toothpaste in the middle & we are OK…

380 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:51:30pm

re: #374 brookly red

and today anyone under 35 dose not know or care… OK maybe 45…

I’ve noticed anybody younger than me is totally stupid…weird huh?

381 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:51:58pm

re: #365 brookly red

is this like where’s waldo or something?

No..Cause alot of lizards already know…We are just having fun
TO: All Lizards
FROM: The Hoopster
SUBJECT: You will not believe where the fuck they are sending me now…


The fun part is the replies…
/

382 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:52:22pm

re: #380 albusteve

I’ve noticed anybody younger than me is totally stupid…weird huh?

word

383 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:53:38pm

re: #377 The Shadow Do

Jerry Jones?

heh….I’m not a Texan, therefore I don’t mind the guy…but I have Texans for friends and they sure have an attitude regarding…’Ol Jerr

384 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:53:49pm

re: #351 The Shadow Do

And that is when I first took him seriously. Greatness.

There is actual footage of old Pete Seeger trying to hack through the electric cables to stop Bob from being non-PC and un-acoustic at the Newport festival.

Some of the best music comedy ever recorded.

385 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:54:35pm

re: #381 HoosierHoops

No..Cause alot of lizards already know…We are just having fun
TO: All Lizards
FROM: The Hoopster
SUBJECT: You will not believe where the fuck they are sending me now…


The fun part is the replies…
/

UTEP?

386 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:55:12pm

re: #380 albusteve

I’ve noticed anybody younger than me is totally stupid…weird huh?

no it is the way it was intended…

experience & treachery will overcome youth & and optimism every time.

387 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:55:20pm

re: #375 albusteve

yikes!..that’s just brutal dude

I’m not saying it was morally justified, but I (and millions of others) saw it as a betrayal of his purist, minimalist, acoustic beginnings.

388 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:55:29pm

re: #378 prairiefire

Your right, Cato. Joan Baez said she kept trying to tell him what he meant to people and he laughed and said that wasn’t him and those fans did not know him.

he could care less about his fans…another reason I love the guy…90% of his shows are pathetic mail in’s….hahaha!

389 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:57:30pm

re: #381 HoosierHoops

Mars?
Winston’ll look GOOD in red!

390 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:57:44pm

Andrew Breitbart Describes Harry Reid Supporters on the Attack

Eggstemists!

391 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:58:23pm

re: #386 brookly red

no it is the way it was intended…

experience & treachery will overcome youth & and optimism every time.

Yes, it is very true!
Quoted, so the others may see!

392 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:58:33pm

Hark! the click of high heels… the scent of pizza… to this I must attend.

393 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:59:12pm

re: #392 brookly red

The heels or the pizza?
I’m confused!

394 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:59:15pm

System of a Down’s “Toxicity”, covered on violins.

395 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:59:40pm

re: #390 Killgore Trout

Uh-oh, one of the eggstemists was a black guy.

396 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 6:59:59pm

re: #392 brookly red

He got a girl to bring him pizza!!

397 brookly red  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:00:14pm

re: #393 Floral Giraffe

The heels or the pizza?
I’m confused!

it’s is a package deal… the beer is already here, gotta go.

398 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:00:58pm

re: #383 albusteve

heh…I’m not a Texan, therefore I don’t mind the guy…but I have Texans for friends and they sure have an attitude regarding…’Ol Jerr

I kid, he does catch a ton of it from the fans. I met him a few months ago. Smart, smart smart. A risk taker who will risk anything to win.

I was touring with a group looking at boxes at the “Death Star”. I said Jerry this had to take a lot to put this together. He said, yes I put it all, all on the line with this deal, and slapped me on the back. “Do you like it?”

Still a wildcatter.

399 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:01:01pm

re: #387 Spare O’Lake

I’m not saying it was morally justified, but I (and millions of others) saw it as a betrayal of his purist, minimalist, acoustic beginnings.

you’re too deep in…his very best stuff was far later in his career…standing there playing a very mediocre guitar and an average, at best, harp must have gotten pretty boring for the guy…give him a break…without a good band and amplification, there would never have been Highway 61 or Blonde on Blonde or Blood on the Tracks…he needs to satisfy himself, before he can satisfy you

400 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:02:09pm

Phobias workshop:

401 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:02:28pm

re: #383 albusteve

heh…I’m not a Texan, therefore I don’t mind the guy…but I have Texans for friends and they sure have an attitude regarding…’Ol Jerr

Uh, yeah. We do. Well….some of us, anyway. ;)

I don’t care that he fired Tom Landry. It was probably inevitable anyway, and new owners are allowed to make any management changes they see fit. HOWEVER, treating a goddamn legend so poorly pretty much poisoned the well against Jones for a lot of old school Cowboys fans like me.

I still like the team, but I can’t say I’ve ever grown to like Jerry Jones.

402 webevintage  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:02:58pm

re: #390 Killgore Trout

Andrew Breitbart Describes Harry Reid Supporters on the Attack

Eggstemists!

I don’t how to respond.

I want to say “folks let’s all calm down, no reason to respond to annoyances with egg throwing”.
I’m gonna take the high road here and think how I would feel if Maddow had been attacked by eggs.

403 ryannon  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:05:46pm

re: #381 HoosierHoops

No..Cause alot of lizards already know…We are just having fun
TO: All Lizards
FROM: The Hoopster
SUBJECT: You will not believe where the fuck they are sending me now…

The fun part is the replies…
/

Chihuahua State University in Juarez.

404 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:07:19pm

re: #389 Floral Giraffe

Mars?
Winston’ll look GOOD in red!


*wink*
I emailed Charles tonight.. The press releases are going out..I’m going to build a network across the street from a world class university..
Time to start packing lizards..I’m really excited…

405 prairiefire  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:07:22pm

re: #403 ryannon

Good grief, no.
Major University,…UCLA or Columbia?

406 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:07:32pm

re: #402 webevintage

I don’t how to respond.

I want to say “folks let’s all calm down, no reason to respond to annoyances with egg throwing”.
I’m gonna take the high road here and think how I would feel if Maddow had been attacked by eggs.

We’ll see what facts come out but his story doesn’t add up. They called the cops on him. In fact they called early enough that the cops approached him as he was leaving. I assume the lefty would have called the cops 10-15 minutes (just guessing response time) before Breitbart decided to leave the scene when he was approached by the cops. If he was assaulted I have no problem condemning it but he’s a known liar and his story doesn’t make much sense.

407 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:07:41pm

re: #387 Spare O’Lake

I’m not saying it was morally justified, but I (and millions of others) saw it as a betrayal of his purist, minimalist, acoustic beginnings.

The blues is not a museum… Louis Armstrong grew beyond playing Dixieland back in the 1910s, The Beatles outgrew skiffle, George Clinton moved beyond straight soul singing, etc. All his folkie stuff is still available, so it isn’t like he’s depriving us of anything…

408 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:08:31pm

re: #398 The Shadow Do

I kid, he does catch a ton of it from the fans. I met him a few months ago. Smart, smart smart. A risk taker who will risk anything to win.

I was touring with a group looking at boxes at the “Death Star”. I said Jerry this had to take a lot to put this together. He said, yes I put it all, all on the line with this deal, and slapped me on the back. “Do you like it?”

Still a wildcatter.

he is, and that’s exactly why I like him…and that’s basically his park…over 800m out of 1.2b…he does not fuck around, and everybody has copied his marketing scheme….the NFL is bigger and richer for JJ…I was invited to a preseason game, I forget which one…too sick to go…bummer…but I’m a lifelong Cowboy fan and I finally got to see them at home a couple of times after I moved from MI to NM…old Texas Stadium was pretty cool, after all those hundreds of time I’d seen it on TV…I saw that big old Star and nearly fainted, a grown man…heh…every game is broadcast here in ABQ…that alone was like dying and going to heaven for me…that’s my story

409 webevintage  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:09:14pm

Meet George, the tallest dog in the world:
[Link: www.giantgeorge.com…]

He was Sully’s Face of the Day.

410 ryannon  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:10:14pm

re: #404 HoosierHoops

*wink*
I emailed Charles tonight.. The press releases are going out..I’m going to build a network across the street from a world class university..
Time to start packing lizards..I’m really excited…

The University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

411 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:10:38pm

re: #404 HoosierHoops

Mars it is!
Look out Red Planet,
Here come de Hoopster!

412 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:11:31pm

re: #399 albusteve

you’re too deep in…his very best stuff was far later in his career…standing there playing a very mediocre guitar and an average, at best, harp must have gotten pretty boring for the guy…give him a break…without a good band and amplification, there would never have been Highway 61 or Blonde on Blonde or Blood on the Tracks…he needs to satisfy himself, before he can satisfy you

Well, he did win me over with “Like A Rolling Stone”.

413 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:11:41pm

re: #410 ryannon

Ooh, good guess!
UNLV. Hoopster would be in heaven!

414 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:12:07pm

re: #401 Lidane

Uh, yeah. We do. Well…some of us, anyway. ;)

I don’t care that he fired Tom Landry. It was probably inevitable anyway, and new owners are allowed to make any management changes they see fit. HOWEVER, treating a goddamn legend so poorly pretty much poisoned the well against Jones for a lot of old school Cowboys fans like me.

I still like the team, but I can’t say I’ve ever grown to like Jerry Jones.

how did he treat Landry poorly?…the news leaked out before he could do it…read the story of him and Tex meeting Landry….very moving…it’s a myth he mistreated anyone, he didn’t…and Landry was totally gracious and understood the whole media hoopla

415 freetoken  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:12:31pm

re: #339 simoom

The forces trying to keep immigration off the agenda for the rest of the year appear, at the moment, to have the upper hand.

However, the immigration issue resides just below the surface and can erupt like any volcano.

Indeed, George Will’s new column is about immigration:

An argument to be made about immigrant babies and citizenship

Will’s argument is very twisted, and I can only surmise he has gone senile by now, or has lied to himself so many times he can no longer understand when he is off in no-logic land.

416 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:13:29pm

re: #404 HoosierHoops

*wink*
I emailed Charles tonight.. The press releases are going out..I’m going to build a network across the street from a world class university..
Time to start packing lizards..I’m really excited…

I don’t get the Charles thing…and why all the mystery?

417 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:14:58pm

re: #414 albusteve

how did he treat Landry poorly?…the news leaked out before he could do it…read the story of him and Tex meeting Landry…very moving…it’s a myth he mistreated anyone, he didn’t…and Landry was totally gracious and understood the whole media hoopla

He could have handled the whole situation better. Even Jones has said as much in public, and in his book. He knows that it went poorly, and that Landry was pretty much martyred at the time over how it all went down.

Like I said— I don’t begrudge him for doing it. The team had been on a losing streak for a few seasons by the time Jones bought them, and a new owner is allowed to bring in new blood. But it all went down so badly that it just poisoned the well.

418 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:15:55pm

re: #408 albusteve

he is, and that’s exactly why I like him…and that’s basically his park…over 800m out of 1.2b…he does not fuck around, and everybody has copied his marketing scheme…the NFL is bigger and richer for JJ…I was invited to a preseason game, I forget which one…too sick to go…bummer…but I’m a lifelong Cowboy fan and I finally got to see them at home a couple of times after I moved from MI to NM…old Texas Stadium was pretty cool, after all those hundreds of time I’d seen it on TV…I saw that big old Star and nearly fainted, a grown man…heh…every game is broadcast here in ABQ…that alone was like dying and going to heaven for me…that’s my story

Did you know that Kraft Mac&Cheese has paid to sponsor the explosive demise of old Texas Stadium? A national TV event. Genius. And sad too.l

419 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:16:19pm

re: #416 albusteve

I don’t get the Charles thing…and why all the mystery?


It’s not official till the first…I let Charles know where I was going..
Don’t worry about it..Ain’t no thing

420 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:16:32pm

re: #412 Spare O’Lake

Well, he did win me over with “Like A Rolling Stone”.

cool song…Al Kooper made the thing into an legend with his B3, and he barely new how to play one

421 Dancing along the light of day  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:18:52pm

re: #419 HoosierHoops

It’s not official till the first…I let Charles know where I was going..
Don’t worry about it..Ain’t no thing

The first is April Fools Day!
Are you SURE about this?
//

422 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:19:04pm

Oh, and when I first moved to Texas my company had an event at Texas Stadium. I went outside to have a smoke. I sat down on the pedestal of the giant Tom Landry statue - big mistake! I cought the evil eye from everyone in the area and had a security guy on my ass in less than 10 seconds…”we don’t do that sir”

423 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:19:41pm

re: #381 HoosierHoops

No..Cause alot of lizards already know…We are just having fun
TO: All Lizards
FROM: The Hoopster
SUBJECT: You will not believe where the fuck they are sending me now…

The fun part is the replies…
/

Haavad?

424 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:20:56pm

re: #417 Lidane

He could have handled the whole situation better. Even Jones has said as much in public, and in his book. He knows that it went poorly, and that Landry was pretty much martyred at the time over how it all went down.

Like I said— I don’t begrudge him for doing it. The team had been on a losing streak for a few seasons by the time Jones bought them, and a new owner is allowed to bring in new blood. But it all went down so badly that it just poisoned the well.

he took the rap for whoever leaked the news to the press…obviously it was his responsibility there, but someone got out in front of it to spite Jones…letting Landry go was not an easy thing for Jones and he learned a lot, and fast, from that incident….since then he has become the number 1 interview of all owners…almost everybody loves to talk with him

425 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:22:00pm

re: #424 albusteve

Yup

426 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:23:12pm

re: #418 The Shadow Do

Did you know that Kraft Mac&Cheese has paid to sponsor the explosive demise of old Texas Stadium? A national TV event. Genius. And sad too.l

enough pennies make a dollar…JJ can milk a buck out of anything…he’s already made a ton of money selling seats etc…but I had not heard that

427 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:25:19pm

re: #426 albusteve

enough pennies make a dollar…JJ can milk a buck out of anything…he’s already made a ton of money selling seats etc…but I had not heard that

Actually, I think this one is on the City of Irving. Don’t think Jerry gets a slice, though I could be wrong!

428 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:27:11pm

re: #421 Floral Giraffe

The first is April Fools Day!
Are you SURE about this?
//


There are already reports on the Internet…I’m pretty excited..I think it’s a win-win situation..
This effects my life cause it’s like start fucking packing now and get out this summer…I’m just excited tonight..You can ignore me if this bores you..

429 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:28:40pm

re: #427 The Shadow Do

Actually, I think this one is on the City of Irving. Don’t think Jerry gets a slice, though I could be wrong!

Irving deserves a little good bye kiss…that’s cool

430 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:28:56pm

re: #428 HoosierHoops

There are already reports on the Internet…I’m pretty excited..I think it’s a win-win situation..
This effects my life cause it’s like start fucking packing now and get out this summer…I’m just excited tonight..You can ignore me if this bores you..

Whoops! Floral..That wasn’t meant for you..Jeez.LOL

431 The Sanity Inspector  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:29:35pm
432 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:29:54pm

re: #426 albusteve

enough pennies make a dollar…JJ can milk a buck out of anything…he’s already made a ton of money selling seats etc…but I had not heard that

As part of the deal, Kraft will pay Irving a $75,000 sponsorship fee prior to the demolition for charities selected by the city. The company will also provide $75,000 worth of Kraft products for local charities of its choice.
Next week, Kraft will launch a national essay contest for children as part of its promotional campaign, said Maura Gast, executive director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winner will get to trigger the detonation at the public demolition.
433 Stanghazi  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:29:55pm

re: #430 HoosierHoops

I’m not bored!

434 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:30:00pm

re: #420 albusteve

cool song…Al Kooper made the thing into an legend with his B3, and he barely new how to play one

Of course the next time Dylan lost me was when he went through his mercifully brief “born again” period in the late ’70s.
Dylan always did know how to piss people off.

435 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:32:09pm

re: #432 The Shadow Do

it’s stuff like this event that backs up the ‘Americas Team’ gig

436 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:33:09pm

re: #435 albusteve

it’s stuff like this event that backs up the ‘Americas Team’ gig

Earned it.

437 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:35:13pm

re: #434 Spare O’Lake

Of course the next time Dylan lost me was when he went through his mercifully brief “born again” period in the late ’70s.
Dylan always did know how to piss people off.

that shit was awful, but he doesn’t care…his greatest gift is the magnificent ‘Blood on the Tracks’…after that nothing seemed to matter…he really blew the lid off all expectation with that one…I never leave the house for a cruise without it

438 Spare O'Lake  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:36:40pm

re: #407 The Sanity Inspector

The blues is not a museum… Louis Armstrong grew beyond playing Dixieland back in the 1910s, The Beatles outgrew skiffle, George Clinton moved beyond straight soul singing, etc. All his folkie stuff is still available, so it isn’t like he’s depriving us of anything…

For sure.
I’m just telling you how it felt at the time.

439 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:38:49pm

re: #436 The Shadow Do

Earned it.

yes…there is enormous pressure on the Cowboys to produce, far more than other teams, and they have delivered…now the time has come again…they have put together the most exciting team in the league again…extremely dangerous…we’ll see how it plays out over the next several years

440 HoosierHoops  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:38:56pm

re: #433 Stanley Sea

I’m not bored!

The reason I said Charles was laughing at me tonight is simple.
I shared with him where they are shipping me out too..
I know he is laughing at me..When I connect with the new broadband connection he is going to even laugh more.. It’s funny about life…

441 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:41:21pm

re: #438 Spare O’Lake

For sure.
I’m just telling you how it felt at the time.

when the Stones started wearing makeup and doing dance music, I about had a stroke…fortunately they came to their senses….and ironically ‘Miss You’ is one of the very best disco tunes ever cut…

442 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:42:17pm

re: #353 albusteve

I never heard that particular angle on his electrification…could be I guess

Here you go:

At the festival, Al Kooper, whose session work had already impressed Dylan, was strolling about when Albert said Bob was looking for him. Dylan told Kooper he wanted to bring the “Rolling Stone” sound on-stage. Three members of the Butterfield Band were recruited: guitarist Mike Bloomfield, drummer Sam Lay, and bassist Jerome Arnold. At a party in Newport, Dylan completed his band with pianist Barry Goldberg. In a Newport mansion, Dylan rehearsed this instant group until dawn. They kept their plan secret until they walked onstage, Dylan, in a matador-outlaw orange shirt and black leather, carrying an electric guitar. From the moment the group swung into a rocking electric version of “Maggie’s Farm,” the Newport audience registered hostility. As the group finished “Farm,” there was some reserved applause and a flurry of boos. Someone shouted: “Bring back Cousin Emmy!” The microphones and speakers were all out of balance, and the sound was poor and lopsided. For even the most ardent fan of the new music, the performance was unpersuasive. As Dylan led his band into “Rolling Stone,” the audience grew shriller: “Play folk music! … Sell out! … This is a folk festival! … Get rid of that band!” Dylan began “It Takes a Train to Cry,” and the applause diminished as the heckling increased. Dylan and the group disappeared offstage, and there was a long, clumsy silence. Peter Yarrow urged Bob to return and gave him his acoustic guitar. As Bob returned on the stage alone, he discovered he didn’t have the right harmonica. “What are you doing to me?” Dylan demanded of Yarrow. To shouts for “Tambourine Man,” Dylan said: “OK, I’ll do that one for you.” The older song had a palliative effect and won strong applause. Then Dylan did “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” singing adieu to Newport, good-bye to the folk-purist audience.

Backstage, there had been almost as much excitement as out front. At the first sound of the amplified instruments, Pete Seeger had turned a bright purple and begun kicking his feet and flailing his arms. (A festival official said later: “I had never seen any trace of violence in Pete, except at that moment. He was furious with Dylan!”) Reportedly, one festival board member—probably Seeger—was so upset that he threatened to pull out the entire electrical wiring system. Cooler heads cautioned that plunging the audience into the dark might cause a real riot.

At a party later that night, The Chambers Brothers played rock for dancing, and a discotheque ambience descended on Newport. I asked George Wein, the festival’s technical producer, why he didn’t like folk-rock. He countered: “You’ve been brainwashed by the recording industry.” Off in a corner, a sullen Dylan sat on the lap of Betsy Siggins, of Cambridge’s Club 47. He looked stunned, shaken, and disappointed.

From Robert Shelton, No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, New York, 1986, pp. 301-304.

443 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:42:57pm

re: #439 albusteve

yes…there is enormous pressure on the Cowboys to produce, far more than other teams, and they have delivered…now the time has come again…they have put together the most exciting team in the league again…extremely dangerous…we’ll see how it plays out over the next several years

Ten years ago, I was a Cowboys hater (jealous). I am a Coloarado expat and remain a Broncos fan. But Cowboys football is different, it just is. I get it now,.

Cowboys!

444 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:45:43pm

re: #442 Cato the Elder

From Robert Shelton, No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan, New York, 1986, pp. 301-304.

I had it wrong…it was’ Baby Blue’ he gifted Newport with in his second ‘set’…quite a little story, considering the characters involved

445 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:46:43pm

re: #442 Cato the Elder

and thanks for that….lore and myth, it’s all part of the long strange trip

446 Cato the Elder  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:47:01pm

re: #443 The Shadow Do

Ten years ago, I was a Cowboys hater (jealous). I am a Coloarado expat and remain a Broncos fan. But Cowboys football is different, it just is. I get it now,.

Cowboys!

The only thing I can say is that I hate the Cowboys less than the Yankees.

Whatever that says.

447 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:49:20pm

re: #446 Cato the Elder

The only thing I can say is that I hate the Cowboys less than the Yankees.

Whatever that says.

There is no excuse for the Yankees. Hate them at will.

448 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:51:50pm

re: #443 The Shadow Do

Ten years ago, I was a Cowboys hater (jealous). I am a Coloarado expat and remain a Broncos fan. But Cowboys football is different, it just is. I get it now,.

Cowboys!

I lived in Denver in the mid and late 70’s…what a trip!…the 77 Broncos and their Orange Crush…they even beat Dallas in the last regular game!….that team was a riot and the fans went nuts…they beat Bert Jones, they beat Oakland in Oakland, they won close games…people painted their houses orange…it was nuts…then it all crashed at the SB

449 albusteve  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:53:20pm

re: #446 Cato the Elder

The only thing I can say is that I hate the Cowboys less than the Yankees.

Whatever that says.

Jeter is from Kalamazactic…for what that’s worth

450 The Shadow Do  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 7:57:03pm

re: #448 albusteve

I lived in Denver in the mid and late 70’s…what a trip!…the 77 Broncos and their Orange Crush…they even beat Dallas in the last regular game!…that team was a riot and the fans went nuts…they beat Bert Jones, they beat Oakland in Oakland, they won close games…people painted their houses orange…it was nuts…then it all crashed at the SB

I was there. I was going nuts. I hung out at Potters in Boulder with Lyle Alzado. And then they lost. to the damn Cowboys.

451 Lidane  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 8:07:50pm

re: #253 Lidane

Time Magazine: Citizen Breitbart

Be prepared to have some brain bleach handy for the accompanying photo. You’ve been warned. ;)

Going back to this for a moment, I just saw this reaction to the Time article posted over on LiveJournal:

Andrew Breitbart is That Guy™ from your undergrad years. You know, the douchebag slacker who was happily coasting through academic mediocrity and only enrolled in that one random race relations course to fulfill the mandatory completion of at least one social science credit…only to discover that the course allowed for discourses that didnt worship white privilege, heteronormativity and/or patriarchy, which pissed him off to the point of spending 3 weeks trying to convince the class-full of POCs and postmdernists how they got it all backwards; that THEY’RE really the [~reverse~] racists, but then dropped the course in a fluster of frustration and outrage, and has since spent rest of his life warning Right-Wing Reactionary America about The Cultivation of Those Uppity Minorities In Academic Ivory Towers, ever since.

Heh. I think they sum up Breitbart nicely.

452 Silvergirl  Sat, Mar 27, 2010 11:11:45pm

re: #434 Spare O’Lake

Of course the next time Dylan lost me was when he went through his mercifully brief “born again” period in the late ’70s.
Dylan always did know how to piss people off.

If not pissing them off, at least scratching their heads in confusion. Remember his work for Victoria’s Secret several years back? I know I was asking, “Huh?”


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